set_enabled_units

astropy.units.set_enabled_units(units)[source]

Sets the units enabled in the unit registry.

These units are searched when using UnitBase.find_equivalent_units, for example.

This may be used either permanently, or as a context manager using the with statement (see example below).

Parameters
unitslist of sequence, dict, or module

This is a list of things in which units may be found (sequences, dicts or modules), or units themselves. The entire set will be “enabled” for searching through by methods like UnitBase.find_equivalent_units and UnitBase.compose.

Examples

>>> from astropy import units as u
>>> with u.set_enabled_units([u.pc]):
...     u.m.find_equivalent_units()
...
  Primary name | Unit definition | Aliases
[
  pc           | 3.08568e+16 m   | parsec  ,
]
>>> u.m.find_equivalent_units()
  Primary name | Unit definition | Aliases
[
  AU           | 1.49598e+11 m   | au, astronomical_unit ,
  Angstrom     | 1e-10 m         | AA, angstrom          ,
  cm           | 0.01 m          | centimeter            ,
  earthRad     | 6.3781e+06 m    | R_earth, Rearth       ,
  jupiterRad   | 7.1492e+07 m    | R_jup, Rjup, R_jupiter, Rjupiter ,
  lyr          | 9.46073e+15 m   | lightyear             ,
  m            | irreducible     | meter                 ,
  micron       | 1e-06 m         |                       ,
  pc           | 3.08568e+16 m   | parsec                ,
  solRad       | 6.957e+08 m     | R_sun, Rsun           ,
]