xtide.el is an Emacs interface to the XTide program. M-x xtide displays a graph or other XTide output style in a buffer. A location selector chooses among locations known to XTide. There's a tie-in to M-x calendar adding a T key to display tides for the selected day, similar to S for sunrise and M for phase of the moon.

The XTide GUI does all this and more, so if you like that there's no reason to switch. But on a TTY where the GUI can't run or if you just want to stay in Emacs then xtide.el is a nice way to browse tide times.

xtide.el is free software (free as in freedom), published under the terms of the GNU General Public License (v3 or up).

Download version 26 here, either just the .el,

  • FTP xtide.el (74k, and sig)
  • HTTP xtide.el
  • RSYNC xtide.el
  • Or from my ELPA archive.
  • Or a Debian package out of my repo, or the source for the package. The .tar.gz source includes some self-tests but just the .el is enough to run.
    xtide-el_26-0.1_all.deb (23k, and sig)
    xtide-el-26.tar.gz (54k, and sig)

    The sig files are Gnu PG ascii armoured signatures for each, generated from my key.

    See tcd-format.el for nosing around XTide's .tcd data files. The xtide.el location selector is one of the view modes where scroll-1.el is good too.

    xtide.el has an EmacsWiki page.

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