[SciPy-dev] K2C accepts negative valued input

David Goldsmith d.l.goldsmith@gmail....
Sun Sep 13 22:12:42 CDT 2009


Are you "casting a vote" for "bug"?

DG

On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 8:10 PM, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris@gmail.com
> wrote:

>
>
> On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 8:49 PM, David Goldsmith <d.l.goldsmith@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Is the following behavior:
>>
>> >>> from scipy.constants.constants import K2C
>> >>> K2C(-40)
>> -313.14999999999998
>>
>> a bug or a feature?
>>
>> (I know I've read about sub-absolute-zero temperature physics, e.g.,
>> http://cryo.gsfc.nasa.gov/introduction/neg_Kelvin.html, but, quoting that
>> site: "Physicists have defined a negative absolute temperature, but it's a
>> bit flakey...")
>>
>>
> It's a bit flakey. Raising an error would more likely indicate a problem
> than not.
>
> Chuck
>
>>
>>
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