CTAN update: siunitx
Date: October 31, 2010 1:18:40 PM CET
i go out for a sociable cup of coffee with a friend, and the daemon
creeps in, saying:
> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
>
> Name of contribution: siunitx
> Author's name: Joseph Wright
> Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/siunitx
> Summary description: A comprehensive (SI) units package
> License type: lppl
>
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> 
> v2.1:
>  tablealignexponent and tablealignuncertainty
> options for additional choices of table formatting
>  copycomplexroot option for moving input complex root
> to output
>  powerfont option for controlling whether superscript
> powers are treated as numbers or units
>  scientificnotation option for to use exponent form for
> numbers in all cases
>  tableomitexponent option for simplifying tables by
> removing exponents entirely
>  roundintegertodecimal option to convert integers to
> decimals on rounding
>  inputcomparators option for numbers greater than, less
> than and so on
>  tablecomparator option for reserving space for
> comparators in tables
>  roundminimum option to set a floor for rounding
> numbers downward
(whew!)
thanks for the upload; i have installed the new version and updated the
catalogue repository.
> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
>
http://www.tex.ac.uk/texarchive/help/Catalogue/entries/siunitx.html
> or they may browse the package directory at
>
http://www.tex.ac.uk/texarchive/macros/latex/contrib/siunitx/
the catalogue entry will be updated on the web, overnight tonight ...
but there's not much change to see.
Robin Fairbairns
For the CTAN team
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 numberrelated 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 backwardcompatibility with
SIunits, sistyle, unitsdef and units. The aim is to have one
package to handle all of the possible unitrelated needs of LaTeX
users.
The package relies on LaTeX 3 support from the
l3kernel and
l3packages bundles.
Package  siunitx 
Version  2.8b 20200225 
Copyright  2008–2020 Joseph Wright

Maintainer  Joseph Wright

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