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Re: [Gnumed-devel] basic test types

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] basic test types
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 10:23:35 +0200
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> >> which to get the results onto the same scale, (e.g.) feet, even
> >> though it may be possible to let any user choose later DISPLAY the
> >> result in (e.g.) cm WITHOUT having to change the conversion_unit?
> >Precisely !
> So the clarification is that the purpose is only to provide an 
> arbitrary, but consistent, translation standard.
Arbitrary only to some extent. Of course, it needs to make
sense biochemically as one wants attempted conversions to

> The data will not be 
> "converted".

> IOW a translation (or alternatively, "interchange") _standard or 
> _metric or _unit,  but now we have gotten it clear through 
> discussion, I am willing to keep conversion_unit  - you decide.
eg, translation_unit, eg conversion_unit ?

I'd keep conversion_unit.

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