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Computer languages C  +
Documentation note Documentation available in [[texinfo]], roff, and text format. The man page is generated automatically from the texinfo documentation.
Full description '''Units''' is a unit conversion tool desi'''Units''' is a unit conversion tool designed to help simplify the process of converting between different systems of units. The program converts quantities expressed in various systems of measurement to their equivalents in other systems of measurement. Like many similar programs, the units program can handle multiplicative scale changes. It can also handle nonlinear conversions such as Fahrenheit to Celsius, and it can perform conversions to and from sums of units, such as converting between feet plus inches and meters. Beyond simple unit conversions, units can be used as a general-purpose scientific calculator that keeps track of units in its calculations. You can form arbitrary complex mathematical expressions of dimensions including sums, products, quotients, powers, and even roots of dimensions. Thus you can ensure accuracy and dimensional consistency when working with long expressions that involve many different units that may combine in complex ways. The units are defined in an extensive, well annotated data file that defines over 2500 units. You can also provide your own file to supplement or replace the standard file.o supplement or replace the standard file.
GNU package identifier units  +
Homepage URL https://www.gnu.org/software/units/  +
Interface command-line  + , console  +
Is GNU true  +
Keywords conversion  + , scales  + , quantities  + , multiplication  + , units  + , calculation  +
Last review by Genium +
Last review date 6 October 2014  +
License GPLv3orlater +
License copyright Copyright (C) 1996, 1997, 1999-2007, 2010-2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License note Copyright (C) 1996, 1997, 1999-2007, 2010-2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  +
License verified by genium  +
License verified date 6 October 2014  +
Name GNU Units  +
Prerequisite description readline  +
Prerequisite kind Weak prerequisite  +
Real name Adrian Mariano  +
Related projects Portable Unit Converter (PUC) +
Resource URL mailto:bug-units@gnu.org  +
Resource audience Bug Tracking  + , Developer  + , Support  +
Resource kind E-mail  +
Revisionid 22,778  +
Revisiontimestamp 6 October 2014 16:48:53  +
Revisionuser User:Genium +
Role Maintainer  +
Short description Unit conversion and calculation  +
Submitted by Database conversion +
Submitted date 1 April 2011  +
Use science  +
User level none  +
Version date 2 April 2014  +
Version download https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/units/units-2.11.tar.gz  +
Version identifier 2.11  +
Version status stable  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 25 November 2014 18:33:28  +
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EmailThis property is a special property in this wiki. adrianm@gnu.org  +
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