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Pint 0.5: now with uncertainties!

Today I have released version 0.5 of Pint, a Python units library.

Pint is Python package to define, operate and manipulate physical quantities: the product of a numerical value and a unit of measurement. It allows arithmetic operations between them and conversions from and to different units.

It provides a comprehensive and extensive list of physical units, prefixes and constants defined in a standalone text file. The registry can parse prefixed and pluralized forms of units resulting in a much shorter and maintainable unit definition list.

It also provides great NumPy integration, with implicit unit conversion and an emphasis on correctness.

What's new Pint 0.5 brings a long awaited feature: the integration with uncertainties, a great package by Eric Lebigot. Pint Measurement Class is now built using uncertainties ufloat class. The integration will be complete in 0.6 when we add support for all math operations.

By the way, the integration of uncertainties in Pint is a really ni…