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    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.

    Thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by sombrancelha View Post
    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.

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

    -Dan
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    Well, write units in the SI format. Stuff like \meter or \second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sombrancelha View Post
    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.

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

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    Still... I want to install it (maybe this sounds rude, but that's not my intention)

    How can I do it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sombrancelha View Post
    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.

    Thanks in advance
    Do you have the package installed?

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    Well, I assume I don't.

    How do I install it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sombrancelha View Post
    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.

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