Get ppi of screen, or size of screen

I wan't to get the ppi (pixels per inch) of the screen but where is that variable stored?
And if there's no such variable is there one for the inch-size of screen?
I made a ctrl+F for ppi and inch in PApplet reference and found nothing so if it's there it's hiding from me...
I did find displayHeight and displayWidth though which is usefull if I want to know those without having to do fullscreen.

float ppi,inch,ratio,inch_width,inch_height;
void setup() {
  inch=23.0; // <- how to set this number automatically?

  println(" Screen Size = " + inch +"\"");
  ratio=1.0*displayWidth/displayHeight; // 1.0* to force float result
  ppi=displayWidth/inch_width; // <- how to set this number automatically?
  println(" width   = " + str(inch_width) +"\"");
  println(" height  = " + str(inch_height)+"\"");
  println(" ppi = " + ppi + " pixels per 1\""); 

void draw(){}


  • edited February 2017

    I found an example on for eclipse


    But in processing though it seems just able to distinguish between regular display or retina display, and no gray-area in between?
    I found a forum post regarding android though...

    Maybe this is very hard to solve for different platforms, but there has to be an "api" that handles that behind the scenes for whatever screen is used.
    For example if you go on a website they don't ask you what kind of device or browser you're using.
    Likewise an app or program shouldn't ask the user for the details of their screen, it should just ask the screen.
    Sorry if I'm nitpicking or ranting but I think you can never underestimate the value of convenience.

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