[SciPy-dev] Period table?

Darren Dale dd55 at cornell.edu
Thu Dec 21 17:20:34 CST 2006

On Thursday 21 December 2006 6:05 pm, Tim Leslie wrote:
> On 12/22/06, Adam Curtis <adamadamadamamiadam at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Robert Kern <robert.kern <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > > Register for the www.scipy.org wiki and make a page describing your
> > > code. Add it to the page as an attachment. When we've seen the code and
> > > hashed out the design a little bit, then we'll talk about putting it in
> > > the Subversion repository.
> >
> > Alright... the page is up on the wiki.
> >
> > Link: http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/scipy/wiki/PeriodicTable
> Thanks for putting that up Adam. It all looks pretty good so far, but
> the following caught my eye:
> * All temperatures should be in Celsius. Conversions will be performed
> by methods (or a package in scipy, if scipy has a unit conversion
> system)
> Would it not be better to work in units of Kelvin? In my experience
> Kelvin is used more often than Celcius in scientific work. What do
> others think?

I agree, Kelvin would be the most natural choice. Plenty of thermodynamics 
calculations demand temperature be in units of Kelvin.


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