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 24 December 2013
- Interest/Working Group:
- Markus Demleitner,
- Sebastien Derriere, Norman Gray
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.