[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: Dimensional 0.6 -- Statically checked
droundy at darcs.net
Thu Aug 2 17:44:43 EDT 2007
On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 10:27:47PM +0200, Björn Buckwalter wrote:
> I am also assuming that the CGS system would not be employed when
> working with temperature, amount or luminosity. This is evident in
> the below type signatures where I have assumed zero extent in the
> temperature, amount and luminosity dimensions. If this is incorrect
> I would appreciate pointers to the CGS representation of these
> Please correct and inform me if my assumptions are wrong!
The temperature units are the same in CGS as in MKS (Kelvin).
> This is a very rudimentary implementation. To make it more practical
> a significant number of quantities and units, in particularly those
> commonly used with the CGS, would need to be added. In the mean
> time all units defined for the SI can be used with the CGS by
> applying 'fromSI' to quantities defined from the SI units.
> If anyone is willing to add quantities/units (or other enhancements)
> I will happily to accept patches. Personally I do not expect to use
> this module and therefore do not intend to invest much more time
> in it. If the module has other users I might reconsider.
> And of course, another direction of future work is to define
> additional systems (e.g. natural, relativistic) using this module
> as a template. I imagine this should be fairly straight forward.
When atomic units are implemented, this could be useful for me... but alas
I very seldom use Haskell for physics, and the effort to learn these
modules seems unlikely to pay off soon. :(
Department of Physics
Oregon State University
More information about the Haskell-Cafe