xtide.el is an
Emacs interface to the
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
calendar adding a T key to display tides for the selected
day, similar to S for sunrise and M for phase of the
The XTide GUI does all this and more, so if you like that then 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.
Download version 26 here, either just
Or a Debian package out of my repo, or the source for the package. The
xtide.el(74k, and sig)
Or from my ELPA archive.
.tar.gzsource includes some self-tests but just the
.elis enough to run.
xtide-el_26-0.1_all.deb(23k, and sig)
xtide-el-26.tar.gz(54k, and sig)
See tcd-format.el for nosing around
.tcd data files. The
selector is one of the view modes where
scroll-1.el is good too.
xtide.el has an
The locations supplied with XTide have gradually
decreased to USA only.
If you have past harmonics files with more locations then they still work.
.tcd files in
wherever) alongside the current. Here's some to try
build_tide_db output.tcd input.txtto turn text into
Believe not every harmonics update has been in Debian, and not sure every
intermediate Debian version is snapshotted anyway. Snapshots do go back as
far as slink circa 2000 though. Initially a single
package, then the harmonics split out to
Apparently old harmonics can suffer drift so you may want to compare current times. In Australia for example compare tables from the BOM. Circa 2016 seems at worst about 10 minutes off.
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