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Temperature Conversion Toolbox

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14 Jul 2011 (Updated )

Convert temperature between Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kelvin, and Rankine

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Description

This toolbox contains 12 very simple functions that will convert between 4 very popular units of measure of temperature. The supported units are as follows:

  1. Fahrenheit
  2. Celsius
  3. Rankine
  4. Kelvin

These functions are called much like their distance-converting counterparts (i.e. nm2km, nm2sm, etc).

The convention for naming these functions are as follow:

    [unitsFrom]2[unitsTo]

where [unitsFrom] and [unitsTo] can be any one of the following tags:

  1. far (Fahrenheit)
  2. cel (Celsius)
  3. rank (Rankine)
  4. kel (Kelvin)

For example, to convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius.

  temp_far = 100;
  temp_cel = far2cel(temp_far);
  disp(temp_cel)
 
Also included is a function called tempdim. This is very similar to MATLAB's distdim. It takes in the temperature, the units it is in, and the units you want to convert it to.

tempOut = tempdim(tempIn,unitsFrom,unitsTo)

Acknowledgements

This file inspired Unit Converters.

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.12 (R2011a)
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15 Jul 2011 Mike Sheppard  
Updates
15 Jul 2011

Fixed misspelling in the comments of tempdim

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