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README.md

Physics/Unit

Version 0.54

This tarball includes the following modules:

  • Physics::Unit
  • Physics::Unit::Scalar
  • Physics::Unit::Scalar::Implementation - pod docs
  • Physics::Unit::Script
  • Physics::Unit::Script::GenPages
  • Physics::Unit::Implementation - pod docs

Objects of class Physics::Unit define units of measurement that correspond to physical quantities. This module allows you to manipulate these units, generate new derived units from other units, and convert from one unit to another. Each unit is defined by a conversion factor and a dimensionality vector.

Objects of type Physics::Unit::Scalar store physical quantities. Each instance of a class that derives from Physics::Unit::Scalar holds the value of some type of measurable quantity. When you use this module, several new classes are immediately available. See the Derived Classes section of the documentation for a complete list

The module Physics::Unit::ScalarSubtypes defines several classes that derive from Physics::Unit::Scalar, each corresponding to a different physical quantity.

See also

The perldoc documentation for each of the above modules for more information.

Example scripts in the eg/ directory.

Installation

To install this module, on Unix, use the following:

perl Build.PL
./Build
./Build test
./Build install

On Windows, from a command window:

perl Build.PL
Build
Build test
Build install

Dependencies

This module is pure Perl, and it depends only on Carp.