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

Murray Cooper myrmail at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 4 02:01:30 CEST 2009


For science yes. For pleasure I'll still take a pint instead of 570ml!

Murray

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rolf Turner" <r.turner at auckland.ac.nz>
To: "Emmanuel Charpentier" <charpent at bacbuc.dyndns.org>
Cc: <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: [R] [OT ?] rant (was : Re: Conversions From standard to 
metricunits)



On 4/04/2009, at 10:37 AM, Emmanuel Charpentier wrote:

> 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>

<snip>

Right on, Red Freak!!!

cheers,

Rolf
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