represents a unit string with no relationship to other units within a Quantity.



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Basic Examples  (2)

Represent an independent unit "Boxes" in a Quantity expression:

IndependentUnit specifications can be part of compound units:

Scope  (3)

Use IndependentUnit specifications with Quantity:

Use IndependentUnit specifications with QuantityArray:

Use IndependentUnit specifications with QuantityDistribution:

Applications  (1)

Specify an IndependentUnit expression and convert between unit systems:

Properties & Relations  (4)

KnownUnitQ returns True for valid IndependentUnit specifications:

It returns False for invalid IndependentUnit specifications:

An independent unit is only compatible with itself:

Known units are not compatible with IndependentUnit objects of the same name:

An independent unit can only be converted to itself and multiples or submultiples of itself:

The unit dimension of IndependentUnit[string] is IndependentUnitDimension[string]:

Possible Issues  (1)

Each IndependentUnit[string] is unique and not compatible with other units:

Wolfram Research (2012), IndependentUnit, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Research (2012), IndependentUnit, Wolfram Language function,


@misc{reference.wolfram_2020_independentunit, author="Wolfram Research", title="{IndependentUnit}", year="2012", howpublished="\url{}", note=[Accessed: 14-April-2021 ]}


@online{reference.wolfram_2020_independentunit, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={IndependentUnit}, year={2012}, url={}, note=[Accessed: 14-April-2021 ]}


Wolfram Language. 2012. "IndependentUnit." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research.


Wolfram Language. (2012). IndependentUnit. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from