CTAN update: siunitx
Date: April 15, 2012 5:33:42 PM CEST
ctanupload at cl.cam.ac.uk wrote:
> An upload to cam.ctan.org is in /anfs/ctaninc/upload20120415112752/
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> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
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> Name of contribution: siunitx
> Author's name: Joseph Wright
> Package version: v2.5
> Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/siunitx/
> Summary description: A comprehensive (SI) units package
> License type: lppl
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>
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> 
> Version 2.5:
>  New omituncertainty option
>  New zerodecimaltointeger option
>  Reduced number of intrinsically mathematical options
>  Slight alteration of code order so that fixedexponent
> can be used to remove an exponent part from numerical
> input
>  Minor change to table code to give fewer underfull boxes
> when comparators are used
thanks for the upload; i've 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 change (somewhat) on the web, by tomorrow morning.
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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