Bug 49047 - CONFIGURATION: Dimensional Analysis Wish
Summary: CONFIGURATION: Dimensional Analysis Wish
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Master old -3.6
Hardware: Other All
: lowest enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Blocks: Calc-Enhancements Calc-Cells
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Reported: 2012-04-21 15:22 UTC by Clifford
Modified: 2017-06-17 12:23 UTC (History)
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Description Clifford 2012-04-21 15:22:02 UTC
Problem description: 

A wish, not a problem. It would be incredible if we could include the units with our numbers. As calc performed the calculations put in it would also take into account the units of each number and give a final unit according to the system of units desired/entered. For instance if I had an object of 100 kg multiplied by an acceleration of 9.81 m/s^2 I would get an output of 9810 N. 

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Current behavior:

Dimensional analysis is not present.

Expected behavior:

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2012-07-09 18:50:47 UTC
I could see this being a new cell format (like "unit formula") or something like that. I'm going to mark as Lowest priority because I think realistically it won't affect many users and it's going to be a bit tough to implement. But, we'll see what we can do.

Thanks for the suggestion
Comment 2 Mike Kaganski 2016-10-05 02:07:32 UTC
Seee also: https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=53589
See also: "Unit Verification and Dimensional Analysis for error detection in LibreOffice Calc" talk by Andrzej Hunt at https://conference.libreoffice.org/2015/the-program/talks/quality-assurance/.
According to https://mmohrhard.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/integrating-libreoffice-with-gnome-documents.pdf (page 31), this work has begun.

If so, is there a place to track its progress?