Gibberish / malformed negative y-axis values in plotly charts in python

Im trying to plot a bar plot in plotly that is representing net-gains (will have positive and negative bar values). But somewhat the negative values in the y-axis are being represented in gibberish. I tried several things, including using update_layout function, but nothing seems to work. Im using the make_subplots function because i want to plot multiple viz on one figure.

Im using databricks for this code.
Attaching my code and viz output:

net_gains = pd.DataFrame()
net_gains["general_net_gain"] = [-2,2,-1,2]

fig = plotly.subplots.make_subplots(rows=1, cols=1)
fig.add_bar(x=net_gains.index, y=net_gains["general_net_gain"], row=1, col=1)

[![Viz output][1]][1]

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HI @harrykane welcome to the forums.

I can’t reproduce this and never have seen this before. Did you find a way to solve it?

Hi, seems that you are not the only one with this issue:

Which plotly version are you using?


@adamschroeder im using 5.12.0 plotly version

hi @harrykane
I’m not able to recreate your issue either. I’m using plotly 5.12.0, and I’ve tried this code:

from plotly.subplots import make_subplots
import plotly.graph_objects as go
import plotly

fig = plotly.subplots.make_subplots(rows=1, cols=1)

fig.add_bar(x=[1, 2, 3], y=[-4, 5, -6],
    row=1, col=1

fig.update_layout(height=600, width=800)

which makes this:

I’ve also tried this code:

from plotly.subplots import make_subplots
import plotly.graph_objects as go

fig = make_subplots(rows=1, cols=2)

    go.Scatter(x=[1, 2, 3], y=[-4, 5, -6]),
    row=1, col=1

    go.Scatter(x=[20, 30, 40], y=[50, -60, 70]),
    row=1, col=2

fig.update_layout(height=600, width=800, title_text="Side By Side Subplots")

Can you please share a sample of your data and full code that was used to create the problematic charts.

The following code duplicates the problem for me:

#!/usr/bin/env python3
"""Test negative bug."""

from plotly.subplots import make_subplots

fig = make_subplots(rows=1, cols=1)
fig.add_bar(x=[1, 2, 3], y=[-4, 5, -6], row=1, col=1)
fig.update_layout(height=400, width=500, showlegend=True)

with open('web/negative.html', 'w', encoding='utf-8') as index_file:

This results in:


When I change to full_html=True, it works properly:


This seems to be a recent bug because it worked fine before I upgraded Plotly. I’m using this version from conda-forge:

plotly 5.13.1 pyhd8ed1ab_0 conda-forge

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I’ve reported this as a bug in:

Gibberish / malformed / strange negative y-axis values · Issue #4118 · plotly/ (