Measurement

The unified measurement conversion utility is a simple and useful tool for converting between units of measurement. Supporting conversions between most commonly-used units of measurement, this tool is designed to save you the time it takes to Google “mm to in”, as well as improving readability for others when they review your code.

Usage Instructions

The Measurement class contains a single static method:

public static double convert(double value, double units_from, double units_to){
        //Convert to mm, then to desired output
        return (value * units_from)/units_to;
}

The first argument of this method, value, is simply the vlaue of the measurement without units. The next two arguments, units-from and units_to, accept static constants defiined within the class. The currently supported units are as follows:

Measurement.MM;
Measurement.CM;
Measurement.M;
Measurement.IN;
Measurement.FT;
Measurement.YD;

In essence, the conversion method converts value, in units_from, into millimeters, and then from millimeters into the desired units_to.

Example Usage

System.out.println(Measurement.convert(200, Measurement.CM, Measurement.M)); //Prints "2"

//OR if used with a static import
System.out.println(convert(200, CM, M)); //Prints "2", looks nicer.