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Questions about using, converting, or interpreting units of measurement in Mathematica.

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Simpler input for the new unit support

I've been playing with the new unit support in Mathematica 9. It seems very useful, but the syntax is very verbose. Instead of typing: ...
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Built-in unit strings recognized by Quantity?

It’s great that Quantity can utilize Wolfram Alpha to interpret unit strings that it doesn’t recognize, but I need my code to work on machines that do not have ...
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Where to see all Mathematica units [duplicate]

Is there a tutorial page that have all Mathematica units? I sometimes have hard time figuring out the correct unit spelling when using quantities
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Should 0 * 5ft be 0 or 0ft?

After playing with the new quantity system in Mathematica 9 for a while, I keep stumbling over this issue: 0 * Quantity[1, "Meters"] is not the same as ...
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Implementing CGS unit system in Mathematica 9

So I've just installed the trial version of Mathematica 9. The first noticeable feature for me is the new built-in physical units. I used AutomaticUnits package ...
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Getting all physical units with prefixes

How we can get the list with all physical units and prefixes from WolframAlpha and make symbols from the result to be equal their corresponding quantities like described in this post?
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How to dequantify units in mathematica?

Is there a function which applied to a quantity returns its numerical value so I for instance can fill it into my Predictorfunction?
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Dimensionless quantities

I must admit that I don't think this problem is really new. However, I haven't found a post dealing exactly with this aspect of the issue. I am doing calculation using Quantities, but I have problems ...
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Units, plotting and empty plots

maybe I'm completely newbie but I can't understand the behavior of units and the command plot. I'm doing some easy plotting of the state equation for gasses: ...
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Are Mathematica 9 and 10 units really slow?

This generates 75 unitized pairs for a plot that displays physical units: ...
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Unexpected behavior of UnitConvert

When I evaluate this expression: ...
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Units: Custom-defined units possible? [closed]

Converting between revolutions per minute (RPM) and revolutions per second (RPS) is not straightforward for me in Mathematica. I know that \$1\; \text{RPM} = \frac{2\; \times\; \Pi\; \text{Radian}}{\...
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Is there a “No Units” (i.e., dimensionless) unit?

I would like to be able to call the Quantity function with a null unit so that it returns the original dimensionless value. For example, ...
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Inputting abbreviated units [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simpler input for the new unit support Is there a way to input abbreviated units directly from the keyboard? One can get a value with abbreviated units through the Wolfram/...
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Kelvin per Kelvin Difference

Bug introduced in 9 and partially persists through 10.2 or later The specific bug described in the original question is fixed ("Kelvin" is correctly recognized as <...
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Is it reasonable to have both TemperatureUnit and TemperatureDifferenceUnit?

When adding the bugs header to the question "Kelvin per Kelvin Difference" I was confused by the fact that I cannot determine for sure whether the described bug is fixed in version 10.2 or not: from ...
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Inequality involving Quantity stays unevaluated

Bug introduced in V10.1 and presisting through V10.4 An expression like this one a < x < b is represented as ...
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Is there a way to display units in short label?

For example, forQuantityUnit[Quantity[1, "Meters"]], is there a way to display the results as"m" instead of "Meters"?
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Plotting with Units

I'm trying to get Mathematica to plot with units, but I'm having some trouble. Below is a minimal example of trying to plot y = x, where ...
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How to specify units for ImageSize Option? [duplicate]

I'm trying out making a CDF and I want it to print within the margins of Letter paper. There is an ImageSize option that I would like to set; some plots will be in ...