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CTAN update: siunitx

Date: July 22, 2010 11:47:14 AM CEST
that joseph wright works at hours when even the daemon's hoping to catch a little nap. woken hup, the daemon says: > 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: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > v2.0o: > - Extend detect-italic option to detect-shape, which > also finds slanted fonts. Old option name retained as > alias to new option. thanks for the upload; i have installed the new version and updated the catalogue. > Users may view the package catalogue entry at > http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/siunitx.html > or they may browse the package directory at > http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/siunitx/ of course, the rather small change to the catalogue entry will not appear on the web until some time tonight. 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 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 users.

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

Packagesiunitx
Version2.7t 2019-10-10
Copyright2008–2019 Joseph Wright
MaintainerJoseph Wright

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