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[UDUNITS #GGM-240482]: Support with UDUNITS-2 for fractional powers of base units



Bill,

> Will the UDUNITS-2 package be extended to support the ability to raise a
> non-dimensionless unit by a fractional power?
> 
> For example it is possible to square the unit kelvin, but it is not
> possible to take the square root of the unit kelvin.
> 
> If this extension is on your roadmap, when might it be available?

There are no plans to introduce this feature into the UDUNITS package for the 
following reasons: 1) there's nothing in any of the BIPM, ISO, or NIST 
documents that I've read indicating a need for this feature or its scientific 
basis; and 2) such an addition would necessitate a major reworking of the 
UDUNITS internals.

> Regards
> 
> Bill Little  -  Senior IT Practitioner
> Analysis, Visualisation and Data Team (AVD)
> Met Office  E2-040  FitzRoy Road  Exeter  Devon  EX1 3PB  United Kingdom
> Tel: +44 (0)1392 886358  Fax: +44 (0)1392 885681
> Email: address@hidden  Website: www.metoffice.gov.uk

Regards,
Steve Emmerson

Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: GGM-240482
Department: Support UDUNITS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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