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Questions about typesetting units with (All)TeX.

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pgfplots fails to display greek prefix when using unicode-math in LuaLaTeX/XeLaTeX

I'm experiencing difficulties trying to use the "Units in Labels" feature of pgfplots (pages 525-528 of the v1.17 manual). It works well in most circumstances except when the prefix is the ...
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What is the unit of width and height in circuitikz?

\ctikzset{quadpoles/transformer core/inner=1,quadpoles/transformer core/height=2, quadpoles/transformer core/width=0.6} What are the units of the 2 and 0.6 here?
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Re-define "mu" in "$\mu$m" for units (upright \mu instead of italic \mu)

I have a 300+ page thesis and I constantly used $\mu$, which showcases mu in italic format. Now my supervisor wants me to correct this to non-italic. I do not want to change each one-by-one, therefore ...
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Multiplying length values

I am trying to make a macro \scalelen that scales an existing length value \len by the input value. However, \len is actually a string containing a unit. I made a code: \documentclass{article} \begin{...
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siunitx : How to align \qty value numbers in tables

I would like to make a table with values followed by its units, in which the numbers of the values are aligned according to the "rules" of the siunitx-package. I can do this with two columns ...
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Spacing problem with \usepackage{siunitx}

im currently working on my Master's Thesis and i need siunitx for my SI units. The problem hereby is, that somehow my code doesnt generate the normally installed spaces between the number and the unit....
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Why I can't use \unit command in siunitx?

Most of the time I work with siunitx package I need to specify only units like: "give the answer in psia". For achieving this every time I try with \unit{\watt} (W for example) but it ...
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Creating nomenclature with Symbol, Description Unit and different seperations

Hi fellows from the StackExchange Community, I am currently writing my bachelor thesis in Latex (Overleaf) and got into some trouble while creating my nomenclature. Since I found that one of my ...
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\unit macro not working on the siunitx package

I am trying to make use of the \unit macro that is described on page 6 of the siunitx user manual and the compiler tells me that I have an undefined control sequence. \unit{\kilo\gram\metre\per\square\...
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Center Hyphen in Square Brackets

In plots in my thesis I am indicating the depicted quantity's units in square brackets. In the case of a dimensionless quantity, I want to use [-] to explicitly indicate that. However, I am struggling ...
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Write units like micro gram (µg) in LaTeX

How can I add a microgram mark in LaTeX? Because I want to add microgram in my work as a description of a specific unit.
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Strange error when I use \AA

I want to use \AA in my PhD presentation to insert Angstrom units and I am using the siunitx package. But when I compile my tex I get the error LaTeX Error: Command \AA unavailable in encoding T1. I ...
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Mix pt and cm units in Tikz?

I have a plot with two horizontal lines. Both lines should have ticks, but only the lower line should have labels below the x-axis. Unfortunately, I don't know how to add ticks to the upper line, ...
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Store values in their SI units

So I have to do a bunch of calculations with both imperial and metric units. What I am looking for is a way to store values in their SI form Just an idea was to define \storeval{name}{quantity}{unit} ...
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Aligning and setting the spacing of unit with their parameter in table

I want to align and set the spacing between the unit(with their parameter) of 1st-row entry: \begin{tabular}{|m{1.5cm} | m{1cm}| m{1.4cm} | m{1.4cm} | m{1.4cm} | m{1.75cm}| m{1.5 cm}| m{1.2cm}| } ...
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How to make numbers superscript? [duplicate]

Hello guys, How to make numbers superscript? Just like in the picture below
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Numbers, signs and units in text

In the results section of my text I have to write sentences that more or less go like this: "(...) the values are in a range of -5 - -2 kcal/mol (...)" I wanted to: Make some visual ...
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How to align numbers with units in tables

How can I align numbers with units in a table? I tries with siunitx but it does not work: \begin{table} \centering \caption{Caption goes here.} \begin{tabular}[t]{lS} \toprule ...
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rm showing up in SI units

I have written a paper and used the units package for all of the units. There is no problem in my computer. But, when I sent it to the publisher (Elsevier) and they tried to compile the file, there is ...
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Use relative units in the preamble

I use relative units to redefine the subsection as follows: \documentclass[reqno,twoside]{svmult} \makeatletter \@addtoreset{chapter}{part}% reset chapter number when a new part starts \...
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SIUnitx Unit Grouping

Is there any siunitx options to manage grouping of units when per-mode=symbol is active? Or, is there a better way to handle this? Manually inserting parenthesis works fine (second line). But, when I ...
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How to make a custom list of symbols with separated greek and roman symbols?

I am using the glossaries package to make a list of acronyms and a list of symbols (separately). Following this approach, I tried to make a list of symbols that has that layout, but with a separated ...
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Symbol Glossarie: Showing the unit instead of the name

I am using a symbol glossaries looking like this: \newglossaryentry{Symb:V}{ name=\ensuremath{V}, description={Volume}, symbol=\si{\milli\metre\cubed}, sort=lat:V, type=Symb } ...
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Euro symbol in pgfplot unit

I want to create a chart with the Euro symbol as unit. But if I write \euro into the unit tag of tikz (with pgfplots) i only get an "e". Here is a basic example of my Code: \documentclass{scrbook} \...
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Using units in latex

I am preparing a document where I have to use SI units and US Customary units, Yet I have 2 issues: I can use siunitx package to insert SI units, but what package can I use to insert US Customary ...
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How to create fractional SI units (\SI{...}{\sqrt{s}})?

I want to express a variable that has "square root units", i.e. 0.8e-3 m/sec^1.5. I have tried to use the SI package: \SI{0.8e-3}{\radian\per\second\sqrt{\second}} However, this does not work. It ...
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correct way of writing the units on a graph [closed]

What font should I use in Matlab for having the same one like in LATEX? What is the right way to have the units on a graph? use () or [] for unit of measurement? a or b? a. xlabel('$C (fF)$', '...
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Chemical standard state symbol with achemso article

I am completely new to LaTeX, but I know how to use the chemstyles package to generate the standard state plimsoll in a document that I am working on for, say, my students, etc. However, for ...
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How to write physical units [closed]

I am writing my Master Thesis memory and I have come up with a doubt, how should I write 1 megahertz: 1MHz (without space) or 1 MHz (with space)? I searched on the internet, on papers and books, and ...
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tikz picture: unit instead of penultimate number of the axis

Is there a way to insert the unit instead of the penultimate number of the axis like this? 0 1 2 3 m 5 Thats something my university wants to see in my Bachelor thesis... But after searching ...
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TikZ: Advantage of position values attached with a unit?

Regarding TikZ-images: When should I type positioning values attached with a unit (e.g. \draw (0cm, 0cm)...) and when should I type them without a unit (e.g. simply \draw (0, 0)...)? Minimum Working ...
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Units, units in fractions

I'm new to latex and trying to figure out the notation. I'm trying to type out conversions, like (for example) 5 lbf * (4.4482 N / 1 lbf)= etc etc. I'm not sure how to make the units show as units,...
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Use of currency symbols along with a thousand separator

I frequently use the eurosym package to typeset Euro values. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{eurosym} \begin{document} \EUR{100000} \end{document} This translates into '€ 100000'. It ...
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Why can \def\magyarOptions{defaults=hu-min} break the behavior of magyar babel?

I am writing a document in Hungarian which includes the circle symbol for temperature. Later I have to convert the document to docx so I can only use a small subset of latex, for example, without the ...
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Align units of equations and units of corresponding legends below each other

I am using this code to align equation units of right the equation and to create nice equation legends. Minimum Working Example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{booktabs} \...
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Correct Typography: Should Parentheses have same Height as Exponent Numbers or not? [closed]

Which behavior has the correct typography: Should parentheses/brackets have the same height as exponent numbers or not? Example no. 1: [ \si{\square\meter} ] Example no. 2: \left[ \si{\square\...
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How to write an Equation with the Units aligned off right and adapted Bracket Heights around the Unit?

Assumed I have this MWE to align the units off right: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{siunitx} \makeatletter \providecommand\add@text{} \newcommand\tagaddtext[1]{% \gdef\...
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How to correctly convert size passed as argument to an environment?

I am trying and failing to adapt diagrams-latex.sty to do what I want. It takes optional parameters width and height that are passed on to an external script, but wants them as a dimensionless value ...
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glossaries: How to add a column for the page of definition/first appearance of symbols in the list of symbols?

I'm trying to produce a list of symbols for my PhD thesis including a column with the units of the symbols. Therefore, I used the latex code provided in the following link: glossaries: add additional ...
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How to add an unit to a calculated value properly?

I have some trouble to understand how I ought to handle some values I calculated with fp to use them as length. It is obvious that I have to add an unit to the number to use it, but trying to do so, I ...
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A Single Command for Combining Text and Math?

I'm trying to add units to some quantities for my physics homework. Here's what I want: Normal Text Math Commands Allowed All Bold One command to accomplish the above For example, if I want to write ...
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How to add and change nomenclature entries with subheading like: symbol, description and unit?

I adapted the nomenclature from this post here: How to achieve nomenclature entries like: symbol, Description, Dimension and unit, etc? but I had diffulties to adapt it for my own purpose. This is ...
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multicolumn table in latex with non si units

]1 Hi.. Can someone help me with the code for this table along with packages for units like torr and sccm \usepackage {multirow, multicolumn} \usepackage {siunitx, mhchem} \begin{table}[htb] \...
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Set unit label on the secondlast tick on axes (DIN 461)

This is a follow-up question to Setting ticklabels in pgfplot The solution Stefan posted works very good. But when I use y dir=reverse the secondlast label is therefore near the origin (see example ...
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Automatic parameter definitions under equations

For my bachelor thesis, I am using a lot of equations in my document. I would like to use a list of symbols, including units and also add a parameter description under equations. I want to be ...
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Column Alignment for SI Error Range

I have a special problem concerning the column alignment of values which are an error range (separated by $\pm$ or ±). Since it usually does a great job at typesetting numbers and units, I'm using the ...
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How to put Angstrom

Can anyone tell how to put the capital Angstrom to express units. I have been looking for a package but I haven't found one yet.
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Question about macro parameter expansion

This question is just for my own understanding of how expansion works. I'm using the siunitx package in a document. In order to make sure that I'm consistant with myself, I try to write results of ...
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How to use `MathJax mhchem \pu{}` command in LaTex?

As title says I would like to use MathJax mhchem \pu{} command in my LaTeX document. FYI it is widely used in chemistry stackexchange for putting units. But when used I get the error: Undefined ...
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Is there a preferred way to switch between units?

I'm working on a recipe book. Some of my recipes are in British Imperial units, some in American, some in metric. I want to avoid manual conversion as that can produce errors, but I want the book to ...
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