# DexUnit¶

class astropy.units.function.DexUnit(physical_unit=None, function_unit=None)[source]

Logarithmic physical units expressed in magnitudes

Parameters
physical_unit

Unit that is encapsulated within the magnitude function unit. If not given, dimensionless.

function_unit

By default, this is dex, but this allows one to use an equivalent unit such as `0.5 dex.

Methods Summary

 to_string(self[, format]) Output the unit in the given format as a string.

Methods Documentation

to_string(self, format='generic')[source]

Output the unit in the given format as a string.

The physical unit is appended, within parentheses, to the function unit, as in “dB(mW)”, with both units set using the given format

Parameters
formatastropy.units.format.Base instance or str

The name of a format or a formatter object. If not provided, defaults to the generic format.