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Re: Re: error message Convert::incomp in units package of Mathematica 6.0

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  • Subject: [mg76004] Re: [mg75996] Re: [mg75906] error message Convert::incomp in units package of Mathematica 6.0
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>
  • Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 05:50:35 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <29884515.1179055397284.JavaMail.root@m35> <200705140754.DAA23354@smc.vnet.net>

I think you are being too harsh on error messages. Sometimes thay are  
all that distinguishes a bug from a feature. ;-)

Andrzej Kozlowski


On 14 May 2007, at 16:54, DrMajorBob wrote:

> It worked perfectly in version 6, I'd say.
>
> Ugly error message should be shot. If they survive, they should be  
> hung.
>
> Bobby
>
> On Sun, 13 May 2007 04:43:48 -0500, Hannes Kessler
> <HannesKessler at hushmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> the following different behavior is observed between Mathematica 5.2
>> and 6.0:
>>
>> Version 5.2
>>
>> Needs["Miscellaneous`Units`"]
>> On[Convert::incomp]
>> Convert[10 Meter, Kilogram]
>> --> Error message: Convert::incomp: Incompatible units in 10 Meter  
>> and
>> Kilogram.
>>      Output: 10 Meter
>>
>> Version 6.0
>>
>> Needs["Units`"]
>> On[Convert::incomp]
>> Convert[10 Meter, Kilogram]
>> --> No error message, only output: 10 Meter
>>
>> Presumably a bug of Mathematica 6.0
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Hannes Kessler
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
> -- 
> DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com
>



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