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RE: Re: Anyone using the Units package extensively?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg45675] RE: [mg45666] Re: Anyone using the Units package extensively?
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 05:15:18 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Bill,

Yes, but the problem is that if one is using the Units package then Degree
is both a Unit and a Mathematica Constant. The usages conflict and I believe
it was a mistake in design.

If a approximate number is converted the the unit Degree, than operating as
a constant the result is immediately converted back to radians.

Perhaps Degrees should have been used for the constant and Degree for the
unit.

David Park
djmp at earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/

From: Bill Rowe [mailto:readnewsciv at earthlink.net]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net

On 1/16/04 at 7:58 PM, siegman at stanford.edu (AES/newspost) wrote:

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

>     deg = Pi/180.

FWIW, this isn't needed since Degree is already defined as Pi/180
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