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|Name=GNU Units
|Short description=Unit conversion and calculation
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|Short description=Unit conversion and calculation.
|Full description=The units program converts quantities expressed in various systems of
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|Full description='''GNU Units''' is a unit conversion tool designed to help simplify the process of converting between different systems of units.
measurement to their equivalents in other systems of measurement.
 
Like many similar programs, it 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
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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.
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
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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.
defines over 2500 units.  You can also provide your own file to
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supplement or replace the standard file.
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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.
|Homepage URL=http://www.gnu.org/software/units/
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|Homepage URL=https://www.gnu.org/software/units/
|Is GNU=Yes
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|Is High Priority Project=No
|GNU package identifier=units
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|Documentation note=https://www.gnu.org/software/units/manual/
|User level=none
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|Computer languages=C
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'''Selection from the [https://shop.fsf.org/ FSF shop]'''
|Related projects=Portable_Unit_Converter_(PUC)
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[https://shop.fsf.org/books/free-freedom-20-richard-stallman Free as in Freedom 2.0, by Richard Stallman]
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[https://shop.fsf.org/books-docs/introduction-command-line Introduction to the Command Line]
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'''[https://www.gnu.org/help/help.html Helping the GNU Project and the Free Software Movement]'''
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If you have corrections to this entry or questions about it, please contact: mailto:maintainers@gnu.org
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|Decommissioned or Obsolete=No
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|Donate=https://my.fsf.org/donate/
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|Related projects=gnustandards
 
|Keywords=conversion,scales,quantities,multiplication,units,calculation
 
|Keywords=conversion,scales,quantities,multiplication,units,calculation
|Version identifier=2.00
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|Version identifier=2.18.18
|Version date=2012/06/28
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|Version date=2018/10/20
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/units/
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|Version download=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/units/units-2.18.tar.gz
|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Last review by=Bendikker
|Last review date=2002-05-19
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|Last review date=2019/01/19
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
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|Submitted date=2011/04/01
|License verified date=2007-12-11
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|User level=none
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|Paid support=https://www.fsf.org/resources/service/
{{Project license
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|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=Yes
|License=GPLv2orlater
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|Test entry=No
|License verified by=Deborah Nicholson
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|Is GNU=Yes
|License verified date=2007-12-11
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|GNU package identifier=units
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|Decommissioned/Obsolete=No
 
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{{Project license
 
{{Project license
 
|License=GPLv3orlater
 
|License=GPLv3orlater
|License verified by=Deborah Nicholson
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|License copyright=Copyright (C) 1996, 1997, 1999-2007, 2010-2015 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
|License verified date=2007-12-11
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|License verified by=Genium
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|License verified date=2015/10/27
 
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{{Person
 
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|Role=Maintainer
 
|Role=Maintainer
 
|Email=adrianm@gnu.org
 
|Email=adrianm@gnu.org
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{{Person
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|Real name=Jeff Conrad
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Email=jeff_conrad@msn.com
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Debian (Ref)
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|Resource URL=https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/units
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Savannah (Ref)
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|Resource URL=https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/units/
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{{Resource
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|Resource kind=Mailing List
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
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{{Resource
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|Resource kind=Download
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|Resource URL=https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/units/
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|Resource kind=Download
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|Resource URL=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/units/
 
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{{Resource
|Resource audience=Bug Tracking,Developer,Support
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|Resource kind=General
|Resource kind=E-mail
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|Resource URL=https://savannah.gnu.org/people/
|Resource URL=mailto:bug-units@gnu.org
 
 
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{{Software category
 
{{Software category
 
|Interface=command-line, console
 
|Interface=command-line, console
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|Library=C
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|Runs-on=Windows, GNU/Linux
 
|Use=science
 
|Use=science
 
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{{Software prerequisite
 
{{Software prerequisite
 
|Prerequisite kind=Weak prerequisite
 
|Prerequisite kind=Weak prerequisite
|Prerequisite description=readline
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|Prerequisite description=[[Readline]]
 
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Latest revision as of 07:07, 19 January 2019

Overview

GNU Units

https://www.gnu.org/software/units/
Unit conversion and calculation.

GNU 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.

Documentation

https://www.gnu.org/software/units/manual/

Selection from the FSF shop

Free as in Freedom 2.0, by Richard Stallman

Introduction to the Command Line



Helping the GNU Project and the Free Software Movement



If you have corrections to this entry or questions about it, please contact: mailto:maintainers@gnu.org


Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:units

Download

https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/units/units-2.18.tar.gz

version 2.18.18 (stable)
released on 20 October 2018



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Notes

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27 October 2015




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Adrian Mariano Maintainer
Jeff Conrad Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/units
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/units/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
Downloadhttps://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/units/
Generalhttps://savannah.gnu.org/people/
Downloadhttps://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/units/


Software prerequisites

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Weak prerequisiteReadline

About this entry

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 January 2019.


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