[SciPy-user] Units in SciPy

David M. Cooke cookedm at physics.mcmaster.ca
Wed Mar 30 19:01:57 CST 2005


Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu> writes:

> Putting my physicist hat on, I'd strongly argue for simply saying that
> temperatures are temperatures, period.  If you need to convert
> temperature _differences_ (gradients), you should explicitly say so.
> It's OK for a package to provide utility functions to do this
> conveniently, if it's a frequent need.  But the concept of temperature
> should be unchanged:
>
> T_celsius = T_kelvin - 274.15

Maybe you'd better check the fit of that physicist's hat ;-)

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