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First Pint Support #475

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ax3l opened this issue Feb 16, 2019 · 0 comments

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commented Feb 16, 2019

Simple bindings to pint would be wonderful for dimensional analysis or records.

as drafted here

TODO: add pretty handlers, maybe some lookup DBs for typical quanitites, make useful.

import pint

ureg = pint.UnitRegistry()

# [E] = M L^2 T^-3 I^-1
E_pint = 1 * E_unitDim[api.Unit_Dimension.L] * ureg.m + \
E_unitDim[api.Unit_Dimension.M] * ureg.kg + \
E_unitDim[api.Unit_Dimension.T] * ureg.s + \
E_unitDim[api.Unit_Dimension.I] * ureg.A + \
E_unitDim[api.Unit_Dimension.theta] * ureg.K + \
E_unitDim[api.Unit_Dimension.N] * ureg.mol + \
E_unitDim[api.Unit_Dimension.J] * ureg.cd

# length L, mass M, time T, electric current I, thermodynamic temperature theta, amount of substance N, luminous intensity J

E_pint.check('[length]')
# False
E_pint.check('[length] * [mass] / [current] / [time]^3')
# True
E_pint.check('V/m')
# True

E_x.dimensionality
# <UnitsContainer({'[current]': -1.0, '[length]': 1.0, '[mass]': 1.0, '[time]': -3.0})>
# ^-- access just like a regular dictionary

# create:
pint.context.UnitsContainer({'[current]': -1.0, '[length]': 1.0, '[mass]': 1.0, '[time]': -3.0})
# <UnitsContainer({'[current]': -1.0, '[length]': 1.0, '[mass]': 1.0, '[time]': -3.0})>

As a first step, RecordComponent.unit_dimension should probably just return a dictionary that fits exactly those pint defaults:

{
  '[length]': L,
  '[mass]': M,
  '[time]': T,
  '[current]': I,
  '[temperature]': theta,
  '[substance]': N,
  '[luminosity]': J
}

# easy to pass:
pint.context.UnitsContainer(E_x.unit_dimensions)

https://github.com/hgrecco/pint/blob/master/pint/default_en.txt
https://github.com/hgrecco/pint/blob/master/pint/babel_names.py

@ax3l ax3l added this to To do in Unit Systems via automation Feb 16, 2019

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