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Nugacious

Nugacious compares physical quantities. Enter a quantity, and the closest match, five other randomly chosen close matches, and five completely random matches are returned. Want more random comparisons? Just reload the page or click the "Get more comparisons" button.

Name

Nugacious [noo-gey-shuh s] is a synonym of trivial and refers to the insignificant nature of the quantity comparisons provided.

Requirements

  • Python 3
  • Django 1.7

Python Packages

  • numpy
  • pint
  • simpleeval
  • smartypants
  • markdown

Data

Comparisons are made against a set of roughly 700,000 physical quantities extracted from DBpedia, an ontology created from Wikipedia infoboxes. Length, area, volume, time, speed, mass, temperature, power, voltage, frequency, density, and torque are covered to varying degrees.

License

Nugacious is distributed under the MIT License. For more information, read the file COPYING.

Credits

Nugacious was built by Matthew Petroff using Python, Django, Pint, and Bootstrap. The information icon and the more comparisons icon are from Font Awesome.