[SciPy-user] Units in SciPy

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Wed Mar 30 19:14:59 CST 2005


David M. Cooke wrote:
> 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 ;-)

Sorry, it's 273.15, I didn't actually look it up, I just used the value given 
by the OP.

Best,

f



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