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Re: Anyone using the Units package extensively?

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  • Subject: [mg45682] Re: Anyone using the Units package extensively?
  • From: AES/newspost <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 05:15:26 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <buaov3$mih$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <buaov3$mih$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
 Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net> wrote:

> 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
> --
> To reply via email subtract one hundred and four

True enough, but in many cases I actually wantjust a simple real value  
"Pi/180." (note period), not "Pi/180" -- for instance so that various 
text labels in Plots and values in Tables get displayed as simple real 
number rather than as awkwardly formatted fractions.

More generally, I believe Degree has some other sophisticated or 
non-obvious consequences built in, and I'd prefer not to get caught by 
any of those.


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