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The UDUNITS package supports units of physical quantities. Its C library provides for arithmetic manipulation of units and for conversion of numeric values between compatible units. The package contains an extensive unit database, which is in XML format and user-extendable. The package also contains a command-line utility for investigating units and converting values.


UDUNITS is typically loaded as an external dependency for R. Please ensure you select the matching GCC compiler versions of your version of R and the UDUNITS libraries.


To make this library available, run one of the following:

module load libs/udunits/2.2.26/gcc-4.9.4
module load libs/udunits/2.2.28/gcc-8.2

Installation notes

This section is primarily for administrators of the system.

Version 2.2.28

This was compiled with GCC 8.2.0

  • To install Qsub this script

  • The installer script automatically creates a module file and logs.

Version 2.2.26

This was compiled with GCC 4.9.4