Parse angles#

Demonstrate how to convert direction strings to angles.

The code below shows how to parse directional text into angles. It also demonstrates the function’s flexibility in handling various string formatting.

import metpy.calc as mpcalc

Create a test value of a directional text

dir_str = 'SOUTH SOUTH EAST'

Now throw that string into the function to calculate the corresponding angle

157.5 degree

The function can also handle arrays of strings with different abbreviations and capitalizations

dir_str_list = ['ne', 'NE', 'NORTHEAST', 'NORTH_EAST', 'NORTH east']
angle_deg_list = mpcalc.parse_angle(dir_str_list)
[45.0 45.0 45.0 45.0 45.0] degree

Total running time of the script: (0 minutes 0.002 seconds)

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