[SciPy-user] fisrt version of physical constants module + codata

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Jun 2 13:25:37 CDT 2006


weg werp wrote:

> As a wrapper around the codata I made an easy-to-use module which just
> defines a bunch of floats and a few small functions. This also
> contains a lot of conversion constants between SI and other systems.
> It was fun digging for all the official definitions. Made me happy
> that I grew up in a metric country....

IMO, *the* units conversion package is Frink (though it's not Python). Grab unit
conversion values from its data file:

  http://futureboy.homeip.net/frinkdata/units.txt

Any units package worth its salt should be able to replicate Frink's sample
calculations:

  http://futureboy.homeip.net/frinkdocs/#SampleCalculations

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco



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