Hello Forum members, let me 1st introduce myself.

I am Terry from the UK and have come across this forum several times looking for answers to my ever more confusing tide prediction problems.

I suppose it gets to a point when one must ask for help.

My problem is this.

I am a

Linux user and have currently written a script for use with David's excellent Xtide program.

All seems to be great apart from I am missing several reference stations that I require.

Those familiar with the

software, I have used tcd-utils to restore_db and can see the harmonic data in plain text.

However, I require to enter data that is another format to the one which xtide uses.

The data I have found from an old wxtide harmonics file looks like the following.

Brest,

France
01:00 :Europe/Paris

13.192703 feet

J(1) 0.009 123.5

K(1) 0.206 90.8

K(2) 0.692 175.2

L(2) 0.219 133.3

M(1) 0.000 0.0

M(2) 6.682 137.3

M(3) 0.065 58.9

M(4) 0.190 161.0

M(6) 0.095 81.3

M(8) 0.006 0.4

N(2) 1.364 118.1

2N(2) 0.183 101.8

O(1) 0.213 343.2

OO(1) 0.000 0.0

P(1) 0.075 83.2

Q(1) 0.065 295.9

2Q(1) 0.000 0.0

R(2) 0.000 0.0

S(1) 0.059 11.8

S(2) 2.457 177.5

S(4) 0.000 0.0

S(6) 0.000 0.0

T(2) 0.134 166.0

LAMBDA(2) 0.091 99.8

MU(2) 0.285 130.4

NU(2) 0.246 114.0

RHO(1) 0.000 0.0

MK(3) 0.000 0.0

2MK(3) 0.000 0.0

MN(4) 0.068 115.7

MS(4) 0.108 246.8

2SM(2) 0.062 335.0

MF 0.036 168.4

MSF 0.006 306.5

MM 0.009 200.7

SA 0.193 251.5

SSA 0.036 78.2

I have no idea how to start converting this into data that can be read by xtide, which has data like the following. I have tried for hours but always get errors building the database again

Brouwershavensche Gat 8,

Netherlands
+01:00 :Europe/Amsterdam

1.4000 meters

x 0 0

K1 0.0738 0.73

K2 0.0847 126.36

x 0 0

x 0 0

M2 1.1077 67.80

x 0 0

M4 0.1641 134.98

M6 0.0870 106.49

M8 0.0226 173.71

N2 0.1794 41.11

x 0 0

O1 0.1135 186.32

x 0 0

P1 0.0364 347.96

Q1 0.0340 136.89

x 0 0

x 0 0

S1 0.0091 314.44

S2 0.2853 124.03

S4 0.0103 287.06

x 0 0

T2 0.0181 114.20

LDA2 0.0394 89.51

MU2 0.0910 187.38

NU2 0.0646 37.27

x 0 0

MK3 0.0171 298.02

2MK3 0.0180 153.72

MN4 0.0610 111.23

MS4 0.1075 191.02

2SM2 0.0282 2.45

x 0 0

MSF 0.0334 29.10

x 0 0

SA 0.0839 214.00

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

2MK6 0.0225 162.35

2MN2 0.0914 269.88

2MN6 0.0474 77.77

2MS6 0.0811 158.75

2NM6 0.0133 57.40

x 0 0

2SM6 0.0142 215.80

x 0 0

3MN8 0.0171 141.48

3MS2 0.0243 303.17

3MS4 0.0192 207.65

3MS8 0.0322 225.31

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

M10 0.0152 190.51

M12 0.0028 200.85

MK4 0.0329 194.94

MKS2 0.0067 253.42

MNS2 0.0211 164.35

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

MPS2 0.0169 129.30

MSK6 0.0088 225.40

x 0 0

MSN2 0.0212 338.09

MSN6 0.0159 138.51

NLK2 0.0334 6.59

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

SK3 0.0078 350.72

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

SO3 0.0090 229.46

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

2ML2S2 0.0154 338.06

SKM2 0.0132 1.69

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

NO3 0.0080 117.32

2MLS4 0.0184 274.59

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

MNO5 0.0077 144.50

x 0 0

MSK5 0.0036 49.39

3KM5 0.0012 242.74

2MP5 0.0067 258.39

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

2MNO7 0.0061 142.10

x 0 0

2MSO7 0.0067 251.81

x 0 0

2MSN8 0.0132 209.60

2(MS)8 0.0121 292.05

2(MN)8 0.0070 117.28

x 0 0

x 0 0

x 0 0

3MK8 0.0094 227.19

2MSK8 0.0075 295.32

x 0 0

3MNK9 0.0012 289.09

4MK9 0.0013 327.82

3MSK9 0.0021 351.53

4MN10 0.0138 159.07

3MNS10 0.0173 208.38

4MS10 0.0277 233.79

x 0 0

3M2S10 0.0161 288.16

4MSK11 0.0013 156.52

4MNS12 0.0055 205.78

5MS12 0.0064 234.47

x 0 0

4M2S12 0.0052 284.28

M1C 0.0127 120.63

3MKS2 0.0124 305.98

OQ2-HORN 0.0106 348.79

MSK2 0.0144 273.43

MSP2 0.0097 90.89

2MP3 0.0041 151.62

4MS4 0.0050 356.43

2MNS4 0.0093 193.53

2MSK4 0.0075 291.01

3MN4 0.0223 316.24

2MSN4 0.0171 21.24

3MK5 0.0117 181.94

3MO5 0.0087 344.97

3MNS6 0.0126 192.64

4MS6 0.0150 215.14

2MNU6 0.0173 67.96

3MSK6 0.0081 285.94

MKNU6 0.0043 132.92

3MSN6 0.0201 1.13

M7 0.0029 300.41

2MNK8 0.0062 201.47

2(MS)N10 0.0036 283.18

x 0 0

x 0 0

I have only a few

ports that I need to add and build into my Harmonics.tcd file.

Any help in explaining and understanding this process would be greatly appreciated.

Any tools suggested to convert would also be very helpful to me.

Thankyou for your time

Terry

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