International Virtual Observatory Alliance
This document describes a recommended syntax for writing the string representation of unit labels (‘VOUnits’). In addition, it describes a set of recognised and deprecated units, which is as far as possible consistent with other relevant standards (BIPM, ISO/IEC and the IAU).
The intention is that units written to conform to this specification will likely also be parsable by other well-known parsers. To this end, we include machine-readable grammars for other units syntaxes
Units in the VO
IVOA Proposed Recommendation 22 September 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 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.