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Unit spacing with siunitx in an equation

I'm just starting to get to grips with the siunitx package, but I've noticed that there seems to be some issues with regards to unit notation spacing in an equation. With siunitx it is possible to ...
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Siunitx Won't Display Reciprocal Powers

I have several SI units in my document which I would like to typeset using the siunitx package. According to the documentation the default mode for the \per command is 'reciprocal' meaning \si{m\per ...
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fancyunits VS siunitx

I am wondering which of the two packages (fancyunits or siunitx) is the best one to use ? is one of them depreciated ? is one if them more complete or easier to use or even more pretty ? which one is ...
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How much space between number and unit?

Javier Bezos (famous of titlsec, tensind, spanish ... packages; and now maintainer of babel) wrote a nice book on typography and scientific notation in spanish. He says (pag. 82) that the space ...
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How do I set units in pgfplots without square brackets?

This MWE: \documentclass{article} % translate with >> pdflatex -shell-escape <file> % This file is an extract of the PGFPLOTS manual, copyright by Christian Feuersaenger. % % Feel free ...
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Exponent notation in siunitx

I would like to use numbers in siunitx where the main number and uncertainty have exponents like: \num{1.1e-2\pm0.1e-2} However this gives a Misplaced sign token error and I have to first find a ...
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Degrees, as numbers or units in SI system

When typesetting degrees the correct way is to make the degrees symbol part of the number (without the space between the degree symbol and the number.) Technically in the SI system then degrees C or ...
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How to automatically switch unit systems?

The question Why use a package to typeset units? made me think about something else: In non-scientific context one may have to provide data for persons using ... imperial units (shiver). But there may ...
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Why use a package to typeset units?

I've seen a lot of posts about different packages for typesetting units and their relative strengths and weaknesses. Most posts seem to agree that the siunitx package is the most up to date package, ...
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Wrapper for siunitx' \SI macro to automatically split number and unit

Problem I use the siunitx-package to typeset numbers and units with correct spacing etc. There is a command \SI{<number>}{<unit>} for that. However, it would be much easier to write ...
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Oldstyle numerals or lining numerals with units of measurement?

What is considered proper typography regarding which set of numerals to use with units of measurement? A real-life example: In the experiment, shown schematically in figure 2.2, we illuminate an ...
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Typesetting unit-less numbers and number-less units

I am using the siunitx package to typeset my numbers, but sometimes I find situations in which I have numbers without units (when the units are not nearby) and units without numbers. E.g.: The bird ...
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siunitx: µ doesn't work

I'm using TeXnicCenter for Windows (7) and I'm a bloody beginner in everything that concerns LaTeX. I'm using the siunitx package for mathematical formulas and it works just fine... with one ...
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How to switch large document from units-package to siunitx?

For historical reasons, I've been using the units package in my thesis to typeset numbers with units or units with \usepackage[tight]{units} For formatting numbers in table columns I'm already using ...
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Should I put a space between a number and its unit?

No too much more to say. \( 2.63\si\ohm \) looks odd. But it might be the correct way. \( 2.64\,\si\ohm \) looks much better IMO. What about the \,? Sould it be bigger, smaller or there is no really ...
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Problem with slanted numerals when combining siunitx and arev

There is a strange interaction between the siunitx and arev packages, whereby all the numerals appear slanted when using commands such as \num or \SI. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{siunitx} ...
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siunitx: scientific notation

I want to use scientific notation with the siunitx package. However, when I try to do it I am getting an error: The width of a human hair is \SI{1 \times 10^{-4}}{m}. This has always given me a ...