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Re: Anyone using the Units package extensively?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg45647] Re: Anyone using the Units package extensively?
  • From: AES/newspost <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 19:58:07 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <bu8iv9$au6$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <bu8iv9$au6$1 at smc.vnet.net>, William McHargue <A at B.C> wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I've been using Mathematica for engineering analysis and have come to
> carry units throughout my calculations. Does anyone else do this and
> would you like to exchange tips/tricks?
> 
> Regards,

Can't say I do this extensively, but I routinely define

    deg = Pi/180.

and then use constructs like

    theta = 37 deg

    Sin[60 deg]

    Print[theta/deg]

to make calculations and results more readable.

Would be glad to hear of other tricks and techniques


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