I am trying to use calc convert in an org mode table. The gnu manual suggests $c/$1/$cm So in my table I tried (for column formula =$c/$1/$cm also tried =$1/$c/$cm, =$1/$m/$cm etc Which produces #ERROR. Ideally I would like to convert rpm to rad/s, but converting any units for now would be great.

My data is a float with no units in the cell fyi.


|  rpm | rads   |
| 9500 | #ERROR |
|   95 | #ERROR |
|   95 | #ERROR |
#+TBLFM: @2$2=$1/$rpm/$rad/s::@3$2=$cm/$1/$m::@4$2=$1/$cm/$m

(row 1 would be the ideal behaivor, but id be happy if i could get row 2 or 3 to work)

  • I think you're going to have to clarify your question a bit. Try making a small table and including an actual formula that you've tried, then describe the results you want to achieve for that example. – db48x Nov 7 '20 at 4:37
  • The example does not make sense: in the first formula $1 is 9500 but what is $rpm and what is $rad? What exactly are you trying to convert and what are you trying to convert it to? – NickD Nov 7 '20 at 14:27
  • Based on the following ‘$c/$1/$cm’ Hz → cm conversion, using ‘constants.el’ orgmode.org/manual/… – Harry Nov 8 '20 at 0:57

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