Show mood average as decimal

I would like to see the weekly and monthly mood rating average in decimal instead of an integer. A monthly mood of 2.1 and 2.9 is a big difference in mood, but both are displayed as 2.

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Suggested 06 February 2019 by user Dani Hodovic

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  • 06 February 2019 Dani Hodovic suggested this task

  • 07 February 2019 Josh Sharp approved this task

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    Highly support this suggestion. The same is true for other integer values, e.g. number of workouts or number of awakenings/night. For integers where values are usually high (e.g. steps), not showing decimals works better, but for small values its really not helpful.

    23 October 2019
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    Ah, this one is unlikely to be implemented now as the mood scale is growing, making it unnecessary.

    I don’t think it makes sense for other values like workouts either. It’s not possible to do 1.2 workouts per week, for example.

    23 October 2019
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    Of course you can’t do 1.2 workouts per week. But there’s a big difference between averaging 1.4 workouts or 0.7 workouts per week, while both would show an average of 1 per week right now. For me, right now the “averages” view shows my average is 1 workout for every day of the week. I can’t get any useful information from that, whereas seeing that I workout 1.3 times on monday but only 0.8 times on tuesday, for example, might be helpful.

    25 October 2019
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    I agree! For values with higher typical numbers like steps it’s currently possible to see a lot of nuance in how my averages change between days of the week, and a decimal place could allow me to see that with things like workouts and events as well.

    As someone who’s still trying to develop a habit of working out regularly, I currently get a rather discouraging “average” of 0 workouts each day; it would feel more reflective of my actual work and progress if I could see a 0.2 or whatever it is, and then hopefully watch that average go up gradually instead of staying at 0 until I manage to hit the threshold to jump to 1.

    26 October 2019
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    By that logic the US government shouldn’t report the average household size as 2.6 people.

    It’s true that using the median instead of the mean naturally results in a whole number, but I think the mean is the appropriate number to calculate for mood– the median reduces the impact of outliers, but when I rate my mood as a 1 or a 5, that means my mood really was extremely good or bad, which should be reflected in the average.

    25 March 2020