Format / Suppress Scientific Notation from Python Pandas Aggregation Results

How can one modify the format for the output from a groupby operation in pandas that produces scientific notation for very large numbers. I know how to do string formatting in python but I'm at a loss when it comes to applying it here.


    value1       1.192433e+08
    value2       1.293066e+08
    value3       1.077142e+08

This suppresses the scientific notation if I convert to string but now I'm just wondering how to string format and add decimals.


Granted, the answer I linked in the comments is not very helpful. You can specify your own string converter like so.

    In [25]: pd.set_option('display.float_format', lambda x: '%.3f' % x)

    In [28]: Series(np.random.randn(3))*1000000000
    0    -757322420.605
    1   -1436160588.997
    2   -1235116117.064
    dtype: float64

I'm not sure if that's the preferred way to do this, but it works.

Converting numbers to strings purely for aesthetic purposes seems like a bad idea, but if you have a good reason, this is one way:

    In [6]: Series(np.random.randn(3)).apply(lambda x: '%.3f' % x)
    0     0.026
    1    -0.482
    2    -0.694
    dtype: object