I am working on an app based on DASH, Plotly and Python. The app should take multiple inputs (floating point) and do some calculations. I have some requirements:
I don’t like the arrow up and down in the Number boxes. Since my numbers are floating point I have no use for stepping up and down in value.
The number inputs must accept both commas and dots as decimal separator.
For the above two reasons I have currently decided to use TEXT input box.
Furthermore, our Python dictionary of variables is holding all values in text format.
We would like to be able to calculate with full floating-point precision, but at the same time have dcc.Input only display e.g. 2-4 digits, i.e. we wish that the text display in the input box could be formatted.
Please let me know if you see a way forward in making the app work and do what I wish. Thank you.
Thanks for the quick response. For me the support of commas is important. Here’s a list of countries that use comma as decimal separator:
Germany = ca. 80 million, Austria (German speaking) another ca. 10 million. The Scandinavian countries incl. Finland and Iceland = 25 million. France and Spain = 113 million.
This is important to me. I don’t mean to come up as being abrasive in any way, but I am thinking that negligence in this matter is not acceptable to me. Therefore, I was planning to make my own solution with text boxes.
My list of countries of interest to me, which uses a comma as the decimal separator came out a bit arbitrary, so, out of curiosity I calculated the population of all 74 countries in total = 1.88 billion (ca. 24% of the world population) … not a small amount.
Please allow me to ask one more time - and first let me explain, that I am not intending to be abrasive or anything - just saying, the solution to working with comma as a decimal separator is to use text strings.
The question is, if there is a way in which I can format the string that dcc.Input displays on the screen (without formating the original content), such that I can limit the length of the string shown to the user?