[RndTbl] [Board] Units(1) for RTFM?
Gilbert E. Detillieux
gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Tue Apr 21 15:20:21 CDT 2015
Here's a fun one to try...
units -v lightyear "light year"
Confused? Try "units -v" on each of the terms individually, and the
results might be enlightening, albeit a bit time-consuming. (Sorry, I
Astronomy geeks might want to browse the units.dat file (RTFM), to find
out just how many ways you can define a year! :P
And speaking of RTFM, +1 for units as a future RTFM topic.
On 21/04/2015 10:38 AM, Michael Doob wrote:
> So you can also compute how many feet light travels in a nanosecond
> (Try it; you can remember the answer with less than 2% error).
RIP Grace Hopper! (Look it up if you're too young to remember.)
> On 15-04-21 09:22 AM, Sean Walberg wrote:
>> My favourite has always been:
>> You have: 1 nanoacres
>> You want: mm2
>> * 4.0468564
>> / 0.24710538
>> On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 8:41 AM, Bradford C. Vokey <brad at fsi.ca
>> <mailto:brad at fsi.ca>> wrote:
>> And once again, I learn something new from the master Adam.
>> I'z immediately "yum install units"
>> I think units(1) might make a good RTFM? Especially going over
>> some of it's esoteric units (i.e. millilightseconds? really?).
>> Or have we done units and I just can't remember?
>> Bradford C. Vokey
>> Manitoba Unix User Group
>> On 2015-04-21 6:53 AM, roundtable-request at muug.mb.ca
>> <mailto:roundtable-request at muug.mb.ca> wrote:
>>> Feeling slightly giddy, I typed into my shell:
>>> $ units
>>> 1311 units, 63 prefixes
>>> You have: 3 millilightseconds
>>> You want: miles
>>> * 558.84719
>>> / 0.0017893979
>>> "500 miles, or a little bit more."
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