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java – Show decimal of a double only when needed

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


I got this problem with double (decimals).
When a double = 1.234567 Then I use String.format("%.3f", myString);
So the result is 1.234

But when my double is 10
The result will be 10,000
I want this to be 10

Is their a way to say that he only needs to show the decimals when it is “usefull”?

I saw some posts about this, but that was php or c#, couldn’t find something for android/java about this (maybe I don’t look good).

Hope you guys can help me out with this.

Edit, for now I use something like this: myString.replace(",000", "");
But I think their is a more “friendly” code for this.

How to&Answers:

The DecimalFormat with the # parameter is the way to go:

public static void main(String[] args) {

        double d1 = 1.234567;
        double d2 = 2;
        NumberFormat nf = new DecimalFormat("##.


"); System.out.println(nf.format(d1)); System.out.println(nf.format(d2)); }

Will result in



Don’t use doubles. You can lose some precision. Here’s a general purpose function.

public static double round(double unrounded, int precision, int roundingMode)
    BigDecimal bd = new BigDecimal(unrounded);
    BigDecimal rounded = bd.setScale(precision, roundingMode);
    return rounded.doubleValue();

You can call it with

round(yourNumber, 3, BigDecimal.ROUND_HALF_UP);

“precision” being the number of decimal points you desire.

Copy from Here.


Try it

double amount = 1.234567 ;
  NumberFormat formatter = new DecimalFormat("##.


"); System.out.println("The Decimal Value is:"+formatter.format(amount));