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

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Can I convert a list of units to a different base set?

I have a list of quantities with varying units (a short example list is shown below): ...
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Why is this evaluation halved when adding units?

Why does this strange behavior occur when dealing with units and quantities? ...
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Incomplete implementation of units?

I've been playing around with the new units capability in MMA9 and I'm becoming a bit frustrated with what I perceive as an incomplete implementation of this capability and I'm wondering if there are ...
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Units: Custom-defined units possible?

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\; ...
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Quantity and Trig functions

I have a bunch of data to which I've assigned units using Quantity, including some angular measurements in degrees. I'd like to be able to use these measurements ...
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Powers of dimensionless quantities: is this a bug?

Today I came across the following behavior: Quantity[x, "Minutes"/"Minutes"]^-1 (* Quantity[1/x, (1/#1 &)[("Minutes")/("Minutes")]] *) It seems that ...
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TimeSeriesInsert issue with Quantity expressions

This first sample code works as expected: ...
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Quantities formatting problem

So I've developed this simple code ...
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Is it possible to use Gaussian cgs units in $Mathematica$ computations?

I was trying to do computations in Gaussian cgs units, and of course I failed due to dimensional issues. For instance, $q_1 q_2/r$ cannot be converted to $\mathrm{erg}$ since Gaussian system uses ...
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Using Infinity with AutomaticUnits

I am using the AutomaticUnits package in Mathematica 10, and I am writing some unit checking functions. However, I run into a problem when I have an Infinity, since ...
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Using Quantity[] units causes errors in my calculation

I have an interpolation function in which I wish to use actual units. If I perform the calculation normally, it works fine and returns a proper FittedModel. To illustrate my problem, consider the ...
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Inequality involving Quantity stays unevaluated

Mathematica 10.1.0, Windows 8.1 x64 An expression like this one a < x < b is represented as Less[a, x, b] while ...
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Geodesy without units?

Suppose I'm interested in the latitude of Los Angeles and I do the following: ...
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Insert a Quantity Unit literal in TraditionalForm

Is there a keyboard shortcut for creating something like the result of this: Quantity["Kilograms" * ("Meters")^2 / ("Seconds")^2] After copying the result to a ...
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Will aliasing the Quantity and UnitConvert functions to “in” and “to” create problems?

It seems that there is a lot of interest in enhancing the use of units in Mathematica; various solutions in the name of brevity, correctness, and general utility have been demonstrated. I've begun ...
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QuantityArray display and UnitConvert

In the reference: But if you try (Mathematica 10.1 Windows 8.1 x84): qa = QuantityArray[{2.3, 1.5, 9.0}, "Meters"]
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Mathematica 10.1 doesn't recognize “Events” unit

Today's Wolfram blog post inspired me to play with the TemporalData and MovingMap features, and in the process of doing so, I ...
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Plotting Earth's position with units

I'm trying to plot the Earth position with the Sun in the origin. I have two lists like this: ...
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Why numerical functions can't digest InterpolatingFunction with units?

Answering this question gave me the idea that I must be missing something.. In brief, numerical functions generally 'understand' units: ...