# [Tex/LaTex] the unit of the coordinate system in PSTricks

pstricks

If I use the following code, there two different kinds of units. One for the coordinate system used to declare \begin{pspicture} with (0,0) to (20,10), and the centimeter used in 4.2cm.

\begin{pspicture}(0,0)(20,10)
\rput[lt](0.5,9){\psframebox[linewidth=1pt,framearc=0]{\parbox[c]{4.2cm}{\raggedright Text Goes Here...}}}
\end{pspicture}


Can I use a unified dimension for both PSTricks objects and \parbox?

The pstricks manual says on page 6:
The values of the runit, xunit and yunit parameters are stored in the dimension registers \psunit (also \psrunit), \psxunit and \psyunit.
\parbox[c]{4.2\psxunit}{...}

to get the width of 4.2 in the pstricks coordinate system. However, if you using complex transformations this might not work correctly, I guess. You can set the units using \psset{xunit=1cm} etc.