Unit Statement

Defines a unit of measure.

Syntax

Unit [ ( parameter In unit ) ] [ "SI" ] name(s) [ = expression ]

Parts

parameter
Optional. A numeric variable that can be used in the expression, acting as a placeholder when defining units with offset scales, such as temperature.
unit
A related unit to the one being defined
"SI"
Optional indication of an SI unit.
name(s)
Required. One or more names separated by spaces. All names are synonymous. Plural forms can be created by using parentheses.
expression
Optional. A conversion factor.

Remarks

Describe

Examples

Unit "SI" meter(s) metre(s) m
Unit light_year(s) ly = 9.4605284 petameters
Unit Kelvin K
Unit (k In Kelvin) degree_C degrees_C = k + 273.15

See also