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From: Kyle Andrews <kyle.c.andrews@gmail.com>
To: Emacs orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: org-spreadsheet: formatting chops off units
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 17:46:36 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAG3md+t--GqAbA9ZONCReyrYkB1OR86ztqKWu97G7LEy4QobGA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)

Hello everyone,

I want to use an org-spreadsheet to perform unit conversions for me.

| Mass (g) | Mass (lb)     |
| 300 g    | 0.66138679 lb |
| 23 kg    | 50.706320 lb  |
| 50 Mg    | 110231.13 lb  |
#+TBLFM: $2=uconvert($1, lb)

I made the table above, but can't figure out how to format the output. I
tried using the ;%.2f notation shown in the manual, but it cuts the
units off for some reason.

Here is what org-table displays with ;%.2f appended onto my table

| Mass (g) | Mass (lb)     |
| 300 g    | 0.66          |
| 23 kg    | 50.71         |
| 50 Mg    | 110231.13     |
#+TBLFM: $2=uconvert($1, lb);%.2f

Here is what I wish appending ;%.2f would cause org-table to display:

| Mass (g) | Mass (lb)     |
| 300 g    | 0.66 lb       |
| 23 kg    | 50.71 lb      |
| 50 Mg    | 110231.13 lb  |
#+TBLFM: $2=uconvert($1, lb);%.2f

If you type in '0.66138679 lb into calc directly, and press d f 2, calc
displays 0.66 lb as desired. Is there any reason for the %.2f notation
chops off the units? Is there some better way to accomplish what I


Note: my spreadsheet uses the wrapper function below to convert units with calc.

#+begin_src emacs-lisp
(defmath uconvert (expression new-units)
    (math-convert-units expression new-units)))

Kyle C. Andrews

             reply	other threads:[~2012-09-05 21:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-09-05 21:46 Kyle Andrews [this message]
2012-09-06  3:08 ` org-spreadsheet: formatting chops off units Nick Dokos
2012-09-06  5:15 ` Michael Brand
2012-09-07 17:28 ` Michael Brand
2012-09-12  7:51   ` Bastien

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