Enter quantities with units directly from the keyboard using natural language or Wolfram Language syntax.
Using Natural Language...
Get a natural language input box
The most convenient way to enter quantities with units is using natural language. Choose Insert ▶ Inline Free-form Input (on desktop) or type to get a natural language input box:
- You must have a network connection to use free-form input.
Enter a quantity with units
Type a quantity with units using common unit names or abbreviations, followed by :
Disambiguate if necessary
If your units can be interpreted in more than one way, the result will contain a disambiguation button (). If the default interpretation is not what you intended, click the button to choose an alternative interpretation:
Confirm the interpretation
Click the check mark to accept the interpretation:
Using Wolfram Language Syntax...
If you know the standard Wolfram Language names for units, entering them directly with Quantity gives inputs that evaluate quickly and do not require a network connection for interpretation. Wolfram Language unit names are capitalized strings:
If you do not specify a standard Wolfram Language unit name, Quantity will attempt to interpret the unit you specify:
The Wolfram Language has thousands of built-in units. Autocompletion can help you find the unit you need: