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IVOA Proposed Recommendation 29 April 2013

Interest/Working Group:
Sebastien Derriere, Norman Gray, Mireille Louys, Jonathan McDowell, Francois Ochsenbein, Pedro Osuna, Anita Richards, Bruno Rino, Jesus Salgado
Sebastien Derriere


This document describes common practices in manipulating units in astronomical metadata and defines a means of consistent representation within VO services. The core of the document contains the recommended rules for writing string representations of unit labels, called VOUnits.

Status of this document

This is an IVOA Proposed Recommendation made available for public review.
It is appropriate to reference this document only as a recommended standard that is under review and which may be changed before it is accepted as a full recommendation.

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