Rick C. Hodgin
rick.c.hodgin at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 13:26:53 PST 2016
On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 3:21 PM, Rick C. Hodgin <rick.c.hodgin at gmail.com>
> On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 8:00 AM, Eike Rathke <erack at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Hi Rick,
>> On Friday, 2016-01-08 19:52:49 -0500, Rick C. Hodgin wrote:
>> > The category is called *"Metric."*
>> > When conveying fractional values, such that 1.2345E-08 (which is
>> > 0.000,000,012,345), it would do so in a metric-relative way using the
>> > standard milli (10^-3), micro (10^-6), nano (10^-9), pico (10^-12), and
>> > on...
>> > In the example, the *Metric* display would cause the value to show up
>> > as "*12,345
>> > pu*" (pico-units) if the thousands separator was used.
>> Could you give some examples what you think how the format code actually
>> should look like?
> Eike, I never heard back from you after my reply.
> The format would be "Metric" with "Metric:seconds" given for a specific
> override for the units name. And there are a few other options that I
> would like to append including a bias that the data may already be in, such
> as kilo-units ("Metric[:seconds][:bias=kilo]") and an override base to use,
> such as always displaying in milli-units
Please forgive my dyslexia. It should be:
Each of the  portions are optional, and would actually appear in a form
This would mean units will be: teraseconds, gigaseconds, megaseconds,
kiloseconds, seconds, milliseconds, microseconds, nanoseconds, picoseconds
And the units in each cell are already sitting in kilosecond values.
And we are to base everything in milliseconds, meaning a value of 1.0 in
the cell, is biased to be actually 1 kilosecond, which is 1,000 seconds,
which is then translated to milliseconds, to reveal the display value of
one million milliseconds, as in:
1 kilosecond = 1,000 seconds = 1,000,000 milliseconds
> In this way the base is always there: "Metric"
> Based on options, additional values are tagged on with colons:
> Is this acceptable? Am I ready to begin coding? :-)
>> > There would be an
>> > option to override the default "u" character in use, changing it into
>> > something that may have significance for the cell, such as "s" or
>> > for seconds, "m" or "meters" for meters, and so on.
>> So, the unit itself would be a cell property, which replaces the generic
>> That sounds related to the feature branch Markus already mentioned.
>> > An ability to lock in a working range would also exist, such as *"show
>> > everything in nano-units"* so that everything is adjusted to that
>> base. In
>> > such a case, the above example above would present as "*12.345 nu*"
>> > of in its default *pu*.
>> Where/how should that "lock-in" happen? By applying a different number
>> format to that range?
>> One main problem with inventing new format code features is, that they
>> don't survive an Excel roundtrip unless Excel has the same feature.
>> I guess it doesn't.
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