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The si package --- A comprehensive (SI) units package
Maintained by Joseph Wright
E-mail: joseph.wright@morningstar2.co.uk
Released under the LaTeX Project Public License v1.3c or later
See http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt

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 these 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 si 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

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (616.1k).

si – A com­pre­hen­sive (SI) units pack­age

This is a com­plete re-im­ple­men­ta­tion of units sup­port for , build­ing on the ex­ist­ing SIu­nits and sistyle pack­ages. The pack­age in­cor­po­rates ideas from the units­def and numprint pack­ages, and aims to pro­vide a con­sis­tent and log­i­cal in­ter­face.

This is an ear­lier ver­sion of the pack­age now known as siu­nitx; that pack­age should be used for new ap­pli­ca­tions.

Li­censeThe Project Public Li­cense
Copy­right2008 Joseph Wright
Main­tainerJoseph Wright
Topics pack­age de­clared ob­so­lete
uni­form type­set­ting of units
sup­port for writ­ers of sci­en­tific doc­u­ments
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