[R] [OT ?] rant (was : Re: Conversions From standard to metric units)

Emmanuel Charpentier charpent at bacbuc.dyndns.org
Fri Apr 3 23:37:26 CEST 2009


Le vendredi 03 avril 2009 à 14:17 -0400, stephen sefick a écrit :
> I am starting to use R for almost any sort of calculation that I need.
>  I am a biologist that works in the states, and there is often a need
> to convert from standard units to metric units.

<rant>

US/Imperial units are *not* standard units. The former "metric system"
is now called "Système International" (International System) for a
reason, which is *not* gallocentrism of a "few" 6e7 frogs, but rather
laziness of about 5.6e9 losers who refuse to load their memories with
meaningless conversion factors...

</rant>

					Emmanuel Charpentier
					who has served his time with
					pounds per cubic feet, furlongs
					per fortnight, BTU and other
					figments of British/American
					sadistic imagination, thank you
					very much...

</rant> # Again, didn't work the first time...

>                                                  Is there a package in
> R for this already?  If not I believe that I am going to write some of
> the most often used in function form.  My question is should I include
> this in my StreamMetabolism package.  It is not along the same theme
> lines, but could loosely fit.  The reason that I ask is that I don't
> want to clutter CRAN with a small package containing some conversion
> functions because I am to lazy to source them into R every time that I
> use them, but I also don't want the StreamMetabolism package to turn
> into StephenMisc Fuctions.  Thoughts, comments, or suggestions would
> be appreciated.
> 



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