There are some scientific data sets that use floating-point numbers for years, and I’ve been thinking about adding this to Rails.
For instance, the ice core CO2 measurements here uses the standard “Years Before Present” unit, which is floating point by default.
At present there is no way (to my knowledge) to ingest these values cleanly into Rails.
If there is interest in merging something to adapt the
.years method for use with
Floats so that scientific data sets like these can be more easily handled in Rails, I can prepare a PR.