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  • Unitful.jl

    Physical quantities with arbitrary units

    Julia has the Unitful package [1], which does a decent job. It's quite ergonomic, and Julia's design helps with making existing code/libraries play nicely with Unitful-encoded units/values.

    [1] https://github.com/PainterQubits/Unitful.jl

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  • Unchained

    A fully type safe, compile time only units library.

    I've recently written a units library for Nim [0]. It's still WIP, but it's already proven extremely useful for me as a physicist.

    Thanks to Nim's strong type system and metaprogramming features, it allows for a fully compile time design, without any runtime overhead (in form of special unit objects or such things; everything is a `distinct float`).

    In addition Nim's unicode support, the code even looks nice!

    A more complex use case (I can link more if desired): [1]

    [0]: https://github.com/SciNim/Unchained/

    [1]: https://github.com/SciNim/Unchained/tree/master/examples

  • Squants

    The Scala API for Quantities, Units of Measure and Dimensional Analysis

    You might find the Squants library for Scala interesting; it even seems like an apt usage of some oft-questioned language features.

    https://github.com/typelevel/squants

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