[ANN] Pint 0.4 (Units in Pythono
Hi, We are happy to announce Pint 0.4. Pint is a Python package to define, operate and manipulate physical quantities: the product of a numerical value and a unit of measurement. This release brings a lot of new exciting features including Context. A Context enables to convert between unrelated dimensions based on preestablished rules. Check out the blog post for more details: http://pythoninthelab.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/contextawareunitconversi... You can get pint using pip: $ pip install pint or get the source code: https://github.com/hgrecco/pint and check the docs: http://pint.readthedocs.org/ What is Pint?  Pint is Python package to define, operate and manipulate physical quantities: the product of a numerical value and a unit of measurement. It allows arithmetic operations between them and conversions from and to different units. It is distributed with a comprehensive list of physical units, prefixes and constants. Due to it’s modular design, you can extend (or even rewrite!) the complete list without changing the source code. It has a complete test coverage. It runs in Python 2.7 and 3.X with no other dependency. It licensed under BSD. Highlights  * Unit parsing: prefixed and pluralized forms of units are recognized without explicitly defining them. In other words: as the prefix kilo and the unit meter are defined, Pint understands kilometers. This results in a much shorter and maintainable unit definition list as compared to other packages. * Standalone unit definitions: units definitions are loaded from a text file which is simple and easy to edit. Adding and changing units and their definitions does not involve changing the code. * Advanced string formatting: a quantity can be formatted into string using PEP 3101 syntax. Extended conversion flags are given to provide symbolic, latex and pretty formatting. * Free to choose the numerical type: You can use any numerical type (fraction, float, decimal, numpy.ndarray, etc). NumPy is not required but supported. * NumPy integration: When you choose to use a NumPy ndarray, its methods and ufuncs are supported including automatic conversion of units. For example numpy.arccos(q) will require a dimensionless q and the units of the output quantity will be radian. * Handle temperature: conversion between units with different reference points, like positions on a map or absolute temperature scales. * Small codebase: easy to maintain codebase with a flat hierarchy. * Dependency free: it depends only on Python and it’s standard library. * Python 2 and 3: a single codebase that runs unchanged in Python 2.7+ and Python 3.0+. Thanks to the people that contributed bug reports, suggestions and patches since 0.3. In particular to: John David Reaver, Giel van Schijndel and Nate Bogdanowicz. Enjoy! Hernán
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Hernan Grecco