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ready Units in the Virtual Observatory

Abbreviation: VOUnits

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VOUnits is a recommended syntax for writing the string representation of unit labels. In addition, it describes a set of recognised and deprecated units, which is as far as possible consistent with other relevant standards (BIPM, ISO/IEC and the IAU). The intention is that units written to conform to this specification will likely also be parsable by other well-known parsers. To this end, we include machine-readable grammars for other units syntaxes.


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How to cite this record VOUnits; Units in the Virtual Observatory; DOI:; Last edited: May 8, 2020, 3:46 p.m.; Last accessed: Sep 25 2021 1:47 p.m.

Publication for citation  Units in the VO Version 1.0 Derriere, Sebastien; Gray, Norman; Demleitner, Markus; Louys, Mireille; Ochsenbein, Francois; SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System ; 2014.

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Units in the VO Version 1.0

Derriere, Sebastien; Gray, Norman; Demleitner, Markus; Louys, Mireille; Ochsenbein, Francois
SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System 2014

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