IrreducibleUnit¶

class
astropy.units.
IrreducibleUnit
(st, doc=None, format=None, namespace=None)[source]¶ Bases:
astropy.units.NamedUnit
Irreducible units are the units that all other units are defined in terms of.
Examples are meters, seconds, kilograms, amperes, etc. There is only once instance of such a unit per type.
Attributes Summary
The unit that this named unit represents.
Methods Summary
decompose
([bases])Return a unit object composed of only irreducible units.
Attributes Documentation

represents
¶ The unit that this named unit represents.
For an irreducible unit, that is always itself.
Methods Documentation

decompose
(bases={})[source]¶ Return a unit object composed of only irreducible units.
 Parameters
 basessequence of
UnitBase
, optional The bases to decompose into. When not provided, decomposes down to any irreducible units. When provided, the decomposed result will only contain the given units. This will raises a
UnitsError
if it’s not possible to do so.
 basessequence of
 Returns
 unit
CompositeUnit
New object containing only irreducible unit objects.
 unit
