TimeAttribute

class astropy.coordinates.TimeAttribute(default=None, secondary_attribute='')[source]

Bases: astropy.coordinates.Attribute

Frame attribute descriptor for quantities that are Time objects. See the Attribute API doc for further information.

Parameters:
default : object

Default value for the attribute if not provided

secondary_attribute : str

Name of a secondary instance attribute which supplies the value if default is None and no value was supplied during initialization.

Methods Summary

convert_input(self, value) Convert input value to a Time object and validate by running through the Time constructor.

Methods Documentation

convert_input(self, value)[source]

Convert input value to a Time object and validate by running through the Time constructor. Also check that the input was a scalar.

Parameters:
value : object

Input value to be converted.

Returns:
out, converted : correctly-typed object, boolean

Tuple consisting of the correctly-typed object and a boolean which indicates if conversion was actually performed.

Raises:
ValueError

If the input is not valid for this attribute.