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Re: st: Update of cm2in

From   Nick Cox <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: Update of cm2in
Date   Thu, 6 Jan 2011 16:47:51 +0000

Such units remain central to many fields.

1. On a cricket field, 1 chain is the distance between the stumps.
(Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.)

2. On fields being ploughed, 1 chain multiplied by 1 furlong (1 furrow
long) is of course 1 acre. (22 yards * 220 yards = 4840 square yards.)

Roll on metrication!

(not Anglo-Saxon, but part Welsh)

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 4:39 PM, Ulrich Kohler <[email protected]> wrote:
> <>
> Courtesy of Kit Baum, -cm2in- for conversion between metric and
> Anglo-Saxon units of length have been updated on SSC. Previous users of
> -cm2in-, if any, may update their installation using
> . adoupdate cm2in, update
> New users type
> . ssc install cm2in
> The update adds to two new programs, -g2oz- and -msq2ftsq- to the
> package. The added programs convert measures of masses and the measures
> of areas, respectively. Moreover the measure "chain", which is 22 yards,
> 20.1168m, or 4752 pica has been included into program -cm2in-.
> On use of -cm2in- is to produce the input for the -graph twoway- options
> -xsize()- and -ysize()-. The following, for example, produces a Stata
> graph in German A4 paper format:
> . sysuse auto
> . cm2in A4
> . graph dot weight, over(make) xsize(`r(in2)') ysize(`r(in1)')
> The two other tools, -g2oz- and -msq2ftsq- are, perhaps, of less general
> importance to Stata users. They could be helpful, however, for those
> who play the American game "Wits and Wagers" with continental European
> friends (hi frauke).
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