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List of constants.

From: Muthiah Annamalai
Subject: List of constants.
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2007 05:56:33 -0600

Hello there,

I was looking for some physical constant (Boltzmann Constant K),
 lately, and thought if we had some inbuilt thing in Octave
(Octave-Forge) like the table from NIST, at
it could be quite useful.

I wonder if anyone has thought about it, and has better ideas
to share. 

ATM I have some crude scripts to generate cookie-cutter
scripts-functions that return the value of constants.


function [Val,Unit,Uncertanity]=speed_of_light_in_vacuum()
## speed of light in vacuum
## Val=299792458  Units=m s^-1 Uncertanity=0.0
## Autogenerated on Fri Feb  9 05:53:30 2007
## from NIST database at 
         Val = 299792458; 
         Units = "m s^-1";
         Uncertanity = 0.0;

What do you think? BTW I hope its ok to reuse the file from NIST, as I
hear work public agencies are generally in public-domain. Anyway please
discuss the interface we can provide to Octave.

~ Muthiah

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