{smcl} {* Januar 6, 2011 @ 16:14:42 UK}{...} {hi:help msq2ftsq} {hline} {title:Title} {phang} {cmd:msq2ftsq} Square measure conversion {p_end} {title:Syntax} {p 8 17 2} {cmd: msq2ftsq} [ #[{it}unit{sf}] [, {cmdab:u:nit(}{it}unit{sf})] {p_end} {pstd}{it}#{sf} is a number and {it}unit{sf} is a square measure.{p_end} {title:Description} {pstd} {cmd:msq2ftsq} converts square measures such as acre or are given in one metric unit into various other metric units. The program is focused on converting square meters to square feets but it also provides conversion from/to the following other units:{p_end} {p2colset 5 12 12 12} {p2col:Unit}Explanation{p_end} {p2line} {p2col:{cmd:msq}}square meter{p_end} {p2col:{cmd:a}}are; ar{p_end} {p2col:{cmd:ha}}hectar{p_end} {p2col:{cmd:kmsq}}square kilometer{p_end} {p2col:{cmd:ftsq}}square feet{p_end} {p2col:{cmd:ydsq}}square yard{p_end} {p2col:{cmd:acre}}acre{p_end} {p2col:{cmd:misq}}square mile{p_end} {p2line} {p2colset 5 12 5 12} {pstd} {cmd:msq2ftsq} converts the numbers given by the user into all the square measures mentiond above. If no unit is given, square meter is implied. The metric unit of the number can be specified with the number, or with option {opt unit()}, or both.{p_end} {title:Options} {phang}{opt unit(unit)} is used to specify the metric unit of the numbers provided. As unit, any of msq, a, h, ftsq, ydsq, acre, and misq are allowed. Note that the metric unit can be also appended directly to the numbers. However, if more than one number is specified, option {opt unit()} might be easier to use. Note also that any metric unit specified for one specific number overwrites the unit-option for that number.{p_end} {title:Example(s)} {phang}{cmd:. msq2ftsq}{p_end} {phang}{cmd:. msq2ftsq 4}{p_end} {phang}{cmd:. msq2ftsq 4a 5ha 6ftsq 7ydsq 8acre 9misq}{p_end} {phang}{cmd:. msq2ftsq 1 4 9 12 100, u(acre)}{p_end} {title:Author} Ulrich Kohler {browse "mailto:kohler@wzb.eu"} {title:Acknowledgement} {phang}I am grateful to Kit Baum for reporting a bug and making helpful suggestions.{p_end} {title:Also see} {psee} Online: help for {help cm2in}, {help g2oz} (if installed) {p_end} {psee} Web: {browse "http://stata.com":Stata's Home} {p_end}