parmed.unit.baseunit module¶
Module simtk.unit.baseunit
Contains BaseUnit class, which is a component of the Unit class.
This is part of the OpenMM molecular simulation toolkit originating from Simbios, the NIH National Center for PhysicsBased Simulation of Biological Structures at Stanford, funded under the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, grant U54 GM072970. See https://simtk.org.
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class
parmed.unit.baseunit.
BaseUnit
(base_dim, name, symbol)[source]¶ Bases:
object
Physical unit expressed in exactly one BaseDimension.
For example, meter_base_unit could be a BaseUnit for the length dimension. The BaseUnit class is used internally in the more general Unit class.
Methods
conversion_factor_to
(other)Returns a conversion factor from this BaseUnit to another BaseUnit.
define_conversion_factor_to
(other, factor)Defines a conversion factor between two BaseUnits.
Returns a sorted tuple of (BaseDimension, exponent) pairs, that can be used as a dictionary key.
Returns a dictionary of BaseDimension:exponent pairs, describing the dimension of this unit.
iter_base_units

conversion_factor_to
(other)[source]¶ Returns a conversion factor from this BaseUnit to another BaseUnit.
It does not matter which existing BaseUnit you define the conversion factor to. Conversions for all other known BaseUnits will be computed at the same time.
Raises TypeError if dimension does not match. Raises LookupError if no conversion has been defined. (see define_conversion_factor_to).

define_conversion_factor_to
(other, factor)[source]¶ Defines a conversion factor between two BaseUnits.
self * factor = other
 Parameters:
self: (BaseUnit) ‘From’ unit in conversion.
other: (BaseUnit) ‘To’ unit in conversion.
factor: (float) Conversion factor.
After calling this method, both self and other will have stored conversion factors for one another, plus all other BaseUnits which self and other have previously defined.
Both self and other must have the same dimension, otherwise a TypeError will be raised.
Returns None.

get_dimension_tuple
()[source]¶ Returns a sorted tuple of (BaseDimension, exponent) pairs, that can be used as a dictionary key.
