siunitx v2.2 released

As I detailed a little while ago, I’ve been working on v2.2 of siunitx. I’ve now released the latest version, v2.2, to CTAN. There are a number of small changes, introducing new features, but I thought I would highlight a few.

A long-standing feature request has been to be able to use the cancel package to show how units cancel out. This is useful for teaching, although it’s not of course part of the usual typesetting of units for publication. It turns out not to be too hard to allow this, so that you can now use input such as

\si[per-mode = fraction]{\cancel\kg\m\per\s\cancel\kg}

and have it come out properly. At the same time, I’ve made it possible to highlight particular units

\si{\highlight{green}\square\metre\candela\second}

again for teaching-related purposes.

A second long-standing request is to be able to parse uncertainties given in the form

\num{1.23 +- 0.15}

which was something more of challenge, but again is now working properly. So you can get the same output from the above and from

\num{1.23(15)}.

A final highlight is the new \tablenum macro. This is needed for aligning numbers inside \multicolumn and \multirow, which otherwise does not work. (At a technical level, both \multicolumn and \mutirow use the \omit primitive, and so the code inserted by the S column is not used. The \tablenum macro effectively makes the same approach available as a stand-alone function.)

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