Rick C. Hodgin rick.c.hodgin at
Tue Jan 12 13:11:05 PST 2016

The values won't round.  And based on what the user has selected, they will
display to the nearest power of 3 (10^(k*3)), or in an explicit form.  The
default option will be to auto-range the values into their metric named

Here are some examples:

Best regards,
Rick C. Hodgin

On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 2:55 PM, Anthonys Lists <antlists at>

> On 12/01/2016 13:22, Rick C. Hodgin wrote:
>> The important part of the Metric feature is that it always wraps the
>> value to the nearest power of 3, and shows values in those powers.  0.1234
>> would be shown as 123.4 milliunits, or 1,234 microunits, for example
>> (however the user has set it up), and not as "0.1234 u" (unless they are
>> explicitly stating to use "Units", which would be something they'd have to
>> do manually).
> I'm not sure of the name, but the user might not want it to be in whole
> units. Note that 0.1234 is a power of 3, and the user might want it to be
> *0*.1234 UNITS.
> So yes, I like the idea of displaying it to a power of three, but it needs
> a switch to say "greater than one or less than 1?", so that 0.012 units
> might stay 0.012 units, or might become 12 milliunits.
> imho rounding to the *nearest* power of 3 is a mistake - users invariably
> want either greater, or less, than one, but NEVER a mix of both.
> Cheers,
> Wol
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