15 List of physical units
The following table lists all of the physical units which Pyxplot recognises by default. Each unit may be referred to by either a long or an abbreviated name, and both of these have singular and plural forms. Some units also have further alternative names: for example, units such as the meter which are spelt differently in British English may be spelt in either way.
Name 

Full 
Abbrev 
Unit of 
sing. 
pl. 
sing. 
pl. 





area 




current 





length 




angle 




angle 




area 




length 




pressure 




pressure 




length 




area 




pressure 




volume 




frequency 




energy 




information_content 




energy 




volume (UK imperial) 




volume (US customary) 




information_content 




length 




energy 




light_intensity 




light_intensity 




mass 




length 




length 




thermal_insulation 




charge 




volume 




volume 




volume 




volume 




length 




volume (US customary) 




time 




length 




angle 




temperature 





temperature 





lens_power 




mass 




force 




mass 




length 




energy 




energy 




cost 




capacitance 




length 




volume 




volume 




volume (UK imperial) 




volume (US customary) 




length 




length 




volume (UK imperial) 




volume (US customary) 




magnetic_field 




information_content 




information_content 




mass 




mass 




mass 




radiation_dose 




area 




inductance 




frequency 




volume 




power 




time 




mass (UK imperial) 




mass (US customary) 




length 




pressure 




pressure 




flux_density 




energy 




mass 





length 





catalytic_activity 




wavenumber 




temperature 




information_content 




information_content 




volume 




mass 




energy 




velocity 




length 




length 




volume 




mass (UK imperial) 




power 




length 




power 




magnetic_flux 




information_content 




information_content 




length 




conductance 




length 




velocity 




mass 




time 




moles 




length 




force 




resistance 




mass 




length 




dimensionlessness 




dimensionlessness 




pressure 




dimensionlessness 




length 




length 




volume (UK imperial) 




volume (US customary) 




charge 




current 




energy 




force 




resistance 




length 




mass 




momentum 




power 




temperature 




time 




potential 




length 




viscosity 




length 




mass 




force 




pressure 




volume (UK imperial) 




volume (US customary) 




angle 




temperature 




angle 




length 




length 




length 




area 




time 





mass 




mass (US customary) 




conductance 




radiation_dose 




mass 




time 




power 





mass 





length 





area 




solidangle 




area 




area 




area 




area 




area 




solidangle 




mass 




volume 




mass 




volume 




magnetic_field 




energy 




thermal_insulation 




mass 





mass 




potential 




power 




magnetic_flux 




time 




length 




time 
The following units of angle are recognised:
the arcminute, the arcsecond, the degree, the radian and the revolution.
The following units of area are recognised:
the acre, the are, the barn, the hectare, the rood, the square_centimetre, the square_foot, the square_inch, the square_kilometre, the square_metre and the square_mile.
The following units of capacitance are recognised:
the farad.
The following units of catalytic activity are recognised:
the katal.
The following units of charge are recognised:
the coulomb and the planck_charge.
The following units of conductance are recognised:
the mho and the siemens.
The following units of cost are recognised:
the euro.
The following units of current are recognised:
the ampere and the planck_current.
The following units of dimensionlessness are recognised:
the parts_per_billion, the parts_per_million and the percent.
The following units of energy are recognised:
the British Thermal Unit, the billion_electronvolts, the calorie, the electronvolt, the erg, the joule, the kilowatt_hour, the planck_energy and the therm.
The following units of flux density are recognised:
the jansky.
The following units of force are recognised:
the dyne, the newton, the planck_force and the pound_force.
The following units of frequency are recognised:
the becquerel and the hertz.
The following units of inductance are recognised:
the henry.
The following units of information content are recognised:
the bit, the byte, the gibibit, the gibibyte, the kibibit, the kibibyte, the mebibit and the mebibyte.
The following units of length are recognised:
the angstrom, the astronomical_unit, the barleycorn, the cable, the centimetre, the chain, the cubit, the decimetre, the earth_radius, the fathom, the foot, the furlong, the inch, the jupiter_radius, the light_year, the link, the lunar_distance, the metre, the mile, the nautical_mile, the parsec, the perch, the pica, the planck_length, the point, the pole, the rod, the roman_league, the roman_mile, the solar_radius and the yard.
The following units of lens power are recognised:
the dioptre.
The following units of light intensity are recognised:
the candela and the candlepower.
The following units of magnetic field are recognised:
the gauss and the tesla.
The following units of magnetic flux are recognised:
the maxwell and the weber.
The following units of mass are recognised:
the carat, the drachm, the earth_mass, the grain, the gram, the gramme, the hundredweight_UK, the hundredweight_US, the jupiter_mass, the kilogram, the long_ton, the mina, the ounce, the planck_mass, the pound, the shekel, the short_ton, the slug, the solar_mass, the stone, the talent, the tonne and the troy_ounce.
The following units of moles are recognised:
the mole.
The following units of momentum are recognised:
the planck_momentum.
The following units of potential are recognised:
the planck_voltage and the volt.
The following units of power are recognised:
the horsepower, the lumen, the lux, the planck_power, the solar_luminosity and the watt.
The following units of pressure are recognised:
the atmosphere, the bar, the barye, the inch_of_mercury, the inch_of_water, the pascal and the pound_per_square_inch.
The following units of radiation dose are recognised:
the gray and the sievert.
The following units of resistance are recognised:
the ohm and the planck_impedence.
The following units of solidangle are recognised:
the square_degree and the steradian.
The following units of temperature are recognised:
the degree_celsius, the degree_fahrenheit, the kelvin, the planck_temperature and the rankin.
The following units of thermal insulation are recognised:
the clo and the tog.
The following units of time are recognised:
the day, the hour, the minute, the planck_time, the second, the sol, the week and the year.
The following units of velocity are recognised:
the knot and the mile_per_hour.
The following units of viscosity are recognised:
the poise.
The following units of volume are recognised:
the bath, the bushel_UK, the bushel_US, the cubic_centimetre, the cubic_foot, the cubic_inch, the cubic_metre, the cup_US, the firkin_UK_ale, the firkin_wine, the fluid_ounce_UK, the fluid_ounce_US, the gallon_UK, the gallon_US, the homer, the kilderkin_UK_ale, the litre, the pint_UK, the pint_US, the quart_UK, the quart_US, the tablespoon and the teaspoon.
The following units of wavenumber are recognised:
the kayser.