Consider some calculation yielding
Quantity[x,"B"] as output ("B" interpreted as byte).
- Is there a way to automatically convert this to the unit "GB" or "MB" or "TB" etc as the case may be. i.e. instead of checking
x<2^(10 y), is there some inbuilt way of doing this?
Consider now the quantity
Quantity[x,"s"]. ("s" interpreted as second).
Depending on x, the human readable unit may be micro seconds to days. This again has the same solution structure as the file-size case mentioned earlier. Only the base unit is different.
- Say one implements the explicit solution mentioned in 1. If one wants to modify the function to now accommodate time based
Quantitys too, one needs to know whether the input arg is of "data" category or "time" category. Are there meta categories for units in Mathematica? e.g. "KB,MB,GB,TB"->data, "s,h,year,days"->"time"
I did try
CommonUnits, but it didn't work.