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siunitx - A comprehensive (SI) units package

Physical quantities have both numbers and units, and each
physical quantity should be expressed as the product of a number
and a unit. Typesetting physical quantities requires care to
ensure that the combined mathematical meaning of the number-unit
combination is clear. In particular, the SI units system lays
down a consistent set of units with rules on how these are to be
used. However, different countries and publishers have differing
conventions on the exact appearance of numbers (and units). The
`siunitx` package provides a set of tools for authors to typeset
quantities in a consistent way. The package has an extended set
of configuration options which make it possible to follow
varying typographic conventions with the same input syntax. The
package includes automated processing of numbers and units, and
the ability to control tabular alignment of numbers.


The package is supplied in `dtx` format and as a pre-extracted
zip file, ``. The later is most convenient for
most users: simply unzip this in your local texmf directory . If
you want to unpack the `.dtx` yourself, running `tex
siunitx.dtx` will extract the package whereas `latex
siunitx.dtx` will extract it and also typeset the documentation.

The package requires LaTeX3 support as provided in the
`l3kernel` and `l3packages` bundles. Both of these are available
on [CTAN]( as ready-to-install zip files.
Suitable versions are available in MiKTeX 2.9 and TeX Live 2012
(updating the relevant packages online may be necessary).
LaTeX3, and so `siunitx`, requires the e-TeX extensions: these
are available on all modern TeX systems.

Typesetting the documentation requires a number of packages in
addition to those needed to use the package. This is mainly
because of the number of demonstration items included in the
text. To compile the documentation without error, you will
need the packages:
 - `amsmath`
 - `booktabs`
 - `cancel`
 - `caption`
 - `cleveref`
 - `colortbl`
 - `csquotes`
 - `datatool`
 - `helvet`
 - `mathpazo`
 - `multirow`
 - `listings`
 - `pgfplots`
 - `xcolor`


Name Size Date Notes
README 2216 2013-07-31 07:00:26
siunitx.dtx 608462 2013-07-31 07:00:26
siunitx.ins 2686 2013-07-31 07:00:26
siunitx.pdf 579796 2013-07-31 07:00:26

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (676.0k).

siu­nitx – A com­pre­hen­sive (SI) units pack­age

Type­set­ting val­ues with units re­quires care to en­sure that the com­bined math­e­mat­i­cal mean­ing of the value plus unit com­bi­na­tion is clear. In par­tic­u­lar, the SI units sys­tem lays down a con­sis­tent set of units with rules on how they are to be used. How­ever, dif­fer­ent coun­tries and pub­lish­ers have dif­fer­ing con­ven­tions on the ex­act ap­pear­ance of num­bers (and units). A num­ber of LaTeX pack­ages have been de­vel­oped to pro­vide con­sis­tent ap­pli­ca­tion of the var­i­ous rules: SIu­nits, sistyle, units­def and units are the lead­ing ex­am­ples. The numprint pack­age pro­vides a large num­ber of num­ber-re­lated func­tions, while dcol­umn and rc­col pro­vide tools for type­set­ting tab­u­lar num­bers.

The siu­nitx pack­age takes the best from the ex­ist­ing pack­ages, and adds new fea­tures and a con­sis­tent in­ter­face. A num­ber of new ideas have been in­cor­po­rated, to fill gaps in the ex­ist­ing pro­vi­sion. The pack­age also pro­vides back­ward-com­pat­i­bil­ity with SIu­nits, sistyle, units­def and units. The aim is to have one pack­age to han­dle all of the pos­si­ble unit-re­lated needs of LaTeX users.

The pack­age re­lies on LaTeX 3 sup­port from the l3k­er­nel and l3­pack­ages bun­dles.

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Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense 1.3
Copy­right2008-2013 Joseph Wright
Main­tainerJoseph Wright
Con­tained inTeXlive as siu­nitx
MikTeX as siu­nitx
Topics sup­port for writ­ers of sci­en­tific doc­u­ments
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