temperature

DESCRIPTION:

Temperature makes it easy to deal with temperatures in Ruby, but adding mixin methods to numbers and strings.

This was inspired by using Ruby to manipulate data from my home weather station, and wanting it to keep track of the units for me so that I didn't have to think about that in code.

FEATURES/PROBLEMS:

  • Should autodetect what units are appropriate for the locale

SYNOPSIS:

freezing_in_F = 32
freezing_in_C = freezing_in_F.to_C

boiling_in_C = 100
boiling_in_C.units = "C"
boiling_in_F = boiling_in_C.to_F

absolute_zero = "0K".to_degrees
absolute_zero_in_C = absolute_zero.to_C
absolute_zero_in_F = absolute_zero.to_F

There is also support to calculate dewpoint from relative humidity based on the NOAA approximation documented here - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dew_point#Closer_approximation

dewpoint = 32.dewpoint(45)

REQUIREMENTS:

INSTALL:

sudo gem install temperature

AUTHORS:

Sean Dague - maintainer Matt Nelson

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2010 Sean Dague

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

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