Randy, >Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 17:59:38 -0500 (EST) >From: Randy Zagar <address@hidden> >Organization: University of Delaware >To: address@hidden >Subject: Re: 19991108: Problems with udunits.dat: assay_ton >Keywords: 199911082120.OAA14215 In the above message, you wrote: > I guess one learns something new every day... > > One ton (2000 avoirdupois pounds) is 29166.67 troy ounces. Assayers > take 29.16667 grams of ore, refine it, determine the refined weight > in milligrams, and that tells them how many troy ounces of refined > material they'd get from a ton of it. > > An assay ton really *is* 29.16667 grams! I suspected it might be something like that. I guess it pays to be cautious with the phrase "clearly obvious". :-) > It's amazing what you can find on the web these days, but I'm still > going to wait for official confirmation from the author of the NIST > document. I'll let you know what he says. > > -RZ > > p.s. I have udunits and netcdf-3.4 compiled for the Cygwin environment > (a unix compatability package for Win95/98/NT). How do I get it > included in the contributions area for these packages? I'll have to discuss that with the other developers. I'll let you know. -------- Steve Emmerson <http://www.unidata.ucar.edu>
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