src/reportlab/lib/units.py
author robin <robin@reportlab.com>
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:00:34 +0000
changeset 4330 617ffa6bbdc8
parent 4252 fe660f227cac
child 4370 823a8c33ce43
permissions -rw-r--r--
changes for release 3.4.0

#!/bin/env python
#Copyright ReportLab Europe Ltd. 2000-2017
#see license.txt for license details
#history http://www.reportlab.co.uk/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/public/reportlab/trunk/reportlab/lib/units.py
__version__='3.3.0'
__doc__='''Defines inch, cm, mm etc as multiples of a point

You can now in user-friendly units by doing::

    from reportlab.lib.units import inch
    r = Rect(0, 0, 3 * inch, 6 * inch)

'''
inch = 72.0
cm = inch / 2.54
mm = cm * 0.1
pica = 12.0

def toLength(s):
    '''convert a string to  a length'''
    try:
        if s[-2:]=='cm': return float(s[:-2])*cm
        if s[-2:]=='in': return float(s[:-2])*inch
        if s[-2:]=='pt': return float(s[:-2])
        if s[-1:]=='i': return float(s[:-1])*inch
        if s[-2:]=='mm': return float(s[:-2])*mm
        if s[-4:]=='pica': return float(s[:-4])*pica
        return float(s)
    except:
        raise ValueError("Can't convert '%s' to length" % s)