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How to create units?

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  • Subject: [mg60241] How to create units?
  • From: Renan <renan.birck at>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 04:53:23 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


I'd like to define custom units in Mathematica. Is this possible?
I want to define "binary units" (kibi/mibi/gibibytes) as used in
computers, because currently:

In[1]:= Convert[1 Kilo Byte,Byte]

Out[1]= 1000 Byte

When it is supposed to be 1024 bytes.

How to define custom unit?


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