# SIunits

• March 26th 2008, 09:04 AM
sombrancelha
SIunits
Hi,

I'm trying to use the SIunits packages, but I get the error message below:

Code:

[PDFLaTeX] finished with exit status 1 ./document.tex:4:File SIunits.sty' not found. ^^M
I am using

Code:

\usepackage{SIunits}
.

Any ideas what's wrong? I'm using Ubuntu 7.10 and Kile.

• March 26th 2008, 09:12 AM
topsquark
Quote:

Originally Posted by sombrancelha
Hi,

I'm trying to use the SIunits packages, but I get the error message below:

Code:

[PDFLaTeX] finished with exit status 1 ./document.tex:4:File SIunits.sty' not found. ^^M
I am using

Code:

\usepackage{SIunits}
.

Any ideas what's wrong? I'm using Ubuntu 7.10 and Kile.

The version of TeX here probably doesn't support the package. What are you trying to do with it?

-Dan
• March 26th 2008, 04:28 PM
sombrancelha
Well, write units in the SI format. Stuff like \meter or \second.
• March 26th 2008, 04:41 PM
topsquark
Quote:

Originally Posted by sombrancelha
Well, write units in the SI format. Stuff like \meter or \second.

I usually just use m and s. $m/s^2$ seems to look pretty decent to me. When I think a bit more "formality" is called for I might use the \text{ } operation. (To put a space between the number and unit I just use a "~". For example $9.8~m/s^2$.

-Dan
• March 26th 2008, 07:14 PM
sombrancelha
Yeah, I know.. But I'd always use the \text{}.. which would make the code quite polluted.
• March 26th 2008, 07:31 PM
topsquark
Quote:

Originally Posted by sombrancelha
Yeah, I know.. But I'd always use the \text{}.. which would make the code quite polluted.

That's generally why I'm satisfied with $m/s^2$ vs. $\text{m} / \text{s} ^2$.

-Dan
• March 26th 2008, 07:37 PM
sombrancelha
Still... I want to install it (maybe this sounds rude, but that's not my intention)

How can I do it?
• March 26th 2008, 09:40 PM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by sombrancelha
Hi,

I'm trying to use the SIunits packages, but I get the error message below:

Code:

[PDFLaTeX] finished with exit status 1 ./document.tex:4:File SIunits.sty' not found. ^^M
I am using

Code:

\usepackage{SIunits}`
.

Any ideas what's wrong? I'm using Ubuntu 7.10 and Kile.

Do you have the package installed?

RonL
• March 27th 2008, 08:55 AM
sombrancelha
Well, I assume I don't.

How do I install it?
• March 27th 2008, 11:13 AM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by sombrancelha
Well, I assume I don't.

How do I install it?

Now that I can't tell you I believe that my installations of MiKTeX do installation on demand across the internet, but other distributions probably do these things differently.

You could try searching online for it and downloading it to the directory with the other packages.

RonL