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

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  • Subject: [mg76038] Re: [mg75996] Re: [mg75906] error message Convert::incomp in units package of Mathematica 6.0
  • From: DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 04:53:05 -0400 (EDT)
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  • Reply-to: drmajorbob at bigfoot.com

Well...

I might use Off[Convert::incomp], but it's not right for  
On[Convert::incomp] to fail. Convert::incomp _is_ mentioned in the code  
for Convert, so it does look a bit like a bug.

Bobby

On Mon, 14 May 2007 04:02:06 -0500, Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>  
wrote:

> 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
>>
>
>



-- 
DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com


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