units is a project which converts between different systems of units.
GNU `units' converts between different systems of units. It can handle multiplicative scale changes as well as nonlinear conversions, such as Fahrenheit to Celsius. Over 2000 units definitions are included in a well-annotated data file.
Here are some key features of "units":
· Multiplication can be written with a `*' if desired.
· Exponents can be written with '^' in units.
· Exponents can be larger than 9 if written with `^'.
· Sums of units can be converted.
· The units data file is extensively commented.
· Units which measure reciprocal dimensions can be converted.
· Parentheses for grouping are supported.
· Funtions such as sin, cos, and log are supported.
· Roots of units can be computed.
· Nonlinear units conversions are supported.
What's New in This Release:
· Added --one-line (-1) option which causes the program to print only one line of output.
· Added --compact option which causes the program to print only the conversion factors and a newline on output.
· Added build support for DESTDIR.
· Made minor changes that allow the program to be compiled into a library and linked with other programs.
· Fixed bugs (including bus error on Intel Mac) and added
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· This version corrects an electron mass error.