Util

Common utilities for API Python code.

bosdyn.util.duration_str(duration)[source]

Return a formatted string for a duration proto.

Parameters

duration (google.protobuf.Duration) – input duration

Returns

format ‘{seconds}.{nanoseconds}’.

Return type

string

bosdyn.util.duration_to_seconds(duration)[source]

Return a number of seconds, as a float, based on Duration protobuf fields.

If you want a precise duration, use the Duration class’s ToTimedelta function.

Parameters

duration (google.protobuf.Duration) – input duration

bosdyn.util.seconds_to_duration(seconds)[source]

Return a protobuf Duration from number of seconds, as a float.

Parameters

seconds (float) – duration length

bosdyn.util.seconds_to_timestamp(seconds)[source]

Return a protobuf Timestamps from number of seconds, as a float.

Parameters

seconds (float) – seconds since epoch

bosdyn.util.timestamp_str(timestamp)[source]

Return a formatted string for a timestamp or a duration proto.

Parameters

timestamp (google.protobuf.Timestamp or google.protobuf.Duration) – input duration

Returns

A string with format ‘{seconds}.{nanoseconds}’.

bosdyn.util.sec_to_nsec(secs)[source]

Convert time in seconds as from time.time() to a timestamp in nanoseconds.

Parameters

secs – Time in seconds

Returns

The time in nanoseconds, as an integer.

bosdyn.util.now_nsec()[source]

Returns nanoseconds from dawn of unix epoch until when this is called.

bosdyn.util.set_timestamp_from_now(timestamp_proto)[source]

Sets google.protobuf.Timestamp to point to the current time on the system clock.

Parameters

timestamp_proto[out] (google.protobuf.Timestamp) – The proto into which the time will be written

bosdyn.util.now_timestamp()[source]

Returns a google.protobuf.Timestamp set to the current time on the system clock.

bosdyn.util.set_timestamp_from_nsec(timestamp_proto, time_nsec)[source]

Sets a Timestamp protobuf from an integer of nanoseconds since the unix epoch.

Parameters
  • timestamp_proto[out] (google.protobuf.Timestamp) – timestamp into which time will be written

  • time_nsec[in] – the time, as an integer of nanoseconds from the unix epoch

bosdyn.util.set_timestamp_from_datetime(timestamp_proto, date_time)[source]

Sets a Timestamp protobuf from datetime.datetime value.

Parameters
  • timestamp_proto[out] (google.protobuf.Timestamp) – timestamp into which time will be written

  • date_time[in] (datetime.datetime) –

bosdyn.util.nsec_to_timestamp(time_nsec)[source]

Returns a google.protobuf.Timestamp for an integer value of nanoseconds since the unix epoch.

Parameters

time_nsec (int) – the time, as an integer of nanoseconds from the unix epoch

bosdyn.util.timestamp_to_sec(timestamp_proto)[source]

From a Timestamp proto, return a floating point value of seconds from the unix epoch .

Parameters

timestamp_proto (google.protobuf.Timestamp) – input time

bosdyn.util.timestamp_to_nsec(timestamp_proto)[source]

From a Timestamp proto, return an integer of nanoseconds from the unix epoch.

Parameters

timestamp_proto (google.protobuf.Timestamp) – input time

bosdyn.util.timestamp_to_datetime(timestamp_proto, use_nanos=True)[source]

Convert a google.protobuf.Timestamp to a Python datetime.datetime object.

Parameters
  • timestamp_proto (google.protobuf.Timestamp) – input time

  • use_nanos (bool) – use fractional seconds in proto (default=True)

Returns

a datetime.datetime proto

bosdyn.util.secs_to_hms(seconds)[source]

Format a time in seconds as ‘H:MM:SS’

Parameters

seconds – number of seconds (will be truncated to integer value)

bosdyn.util.distance_str(meters)[source]

Convert a distance in meters to a either xxx.xx m or xxx.xx km

Parameters

meters (float/int) – distance in meters

bosdyn.util.format_metric(metric)[source]

Returns a string representing a metric.

Parameters

metric (bosdyn.api.Parameter) – metric description

exception bosdyn.util.DatetimeParseError[source]

Bases: Exception

Failed to parse any datetime formats known to parse_datetime()

bosdyn.util.parse_datetime(val)[source]

Parse datetime from string

Parameters

val – string with format like as described by TIME_FORMAT_DESC.

Returns: datetime.datetime.

Raises: DatetimeParseError if format of val is not recognized.

bosdyn.util.parse_timespan(timespan_spec)[source]

Parse the timespan.

class bosdyn.util.RobotTimeConverter(robot_clock_skew_nsec)[source]

Bases: object

Converts times in the local system clock to times in the robot clock.

Conversions are made given an estimate of clock skew from the local clock to the robot clock.

robot_timestamp_from_local_nsecs(local_time_nsecs)[source]

Returns a robot-clock Timestamp proto for a local time in nanoseconds.

Parameters

local_time_nsecs – Local system time time, in integer of nanoseconds from the unix epoch.

robot_timestamp_from_local_secs(local_time_secs)[source]

Returns a robot-clock Timestamp proto for a local time in seconds.

Parameters

local_time_secs – Local system time time, in seconds from the unix epoch.

robot_timestamp_from_local(local_timestamp_proto)[source]

Takes a Timestamp proto is local time and returns one in robot time.

Parameters

local_timestamp_proto (google.protobuf.Timestamp) – timestamp in system clock

convert_timestamp_from_local_to_robot(timestamp_proto)[source]

Edits timestamp_proto in place to convert it from the local clock to the robot_clock.

Parameters

timestamp_proto[in/out] (google.protobuf.Timestamp) – local system time time