Append an unit to the number, unless the unit is the default unit 'bar'. Default value: 1 bar.
Default is 20. A value of 0 means that the diver reaches the ground instantly.
Assume that desaturation halfvalue times are FACTOR times longer as usual. The default FACTOR is 1.00. Values over one create safer tables. Values below one are highly unsafe, so avoid them.
Stop calculation if the time on any decompression step exceeds LIMIT minutes. Default: 300.
Try to keep any tissues nitrogen saturation below NUMBER times 100 percent of the allowed maximum value for the current depth. The default is 0.737. The difference between 1 and NUMBER is the safety margin - your safety margin. Lower values create safer tables. The default value leads to tables being a little bit safer than the deco200 table. The use of higher values is not recommended. Few depth gauges are perfect, and even less, if any, divers make no mistakes at all. Even your body may not work as expected, at least at the day of your last trip.
The default is zhl16b, which was meant to create dive tables with. Distributed model descriptions include at least 'zhl16a', 'zhl16b', 'zhl16c'. Model description files are expected to be named NAME.model, and are searched for in /package/misc/mosquitotools-0.1.2/data and the current directory, in that order.
Use this for tricks like this:
make-dive-profile `make-deco-table 78 15 15` \\ | mosquitograph -
In other words: Nitrogen partial pressure in gas mix at one bar ambient pressure. Default: 0.78.
The profile will be usable as input for the mosquitograph program:
make-deco-table 78 15 15 | mosquitograph -This differs from the --make-dive-profile-input by the different output formats, the data size and the intervals used.
make-deco-table will calculate the gas needed for the dive, not including any reserve, if this option is given. You may append an unit to the number. Knows units are liter (default) and cuft. The default is not to calculate gas usage.
Assume that saturation halfvalue times are FACTOR times as long as usual. The default FACTOR is 1. Values larger 1 should be avoided at all cost. See the --desaturation-factor option for how to slow down desaturation.
make-deco-table 36 60 5 5Include gas need for an RMV of 22 liter per minute:
make-deco-table -r 22 36 60 5 5Create a safer table:
make-deco-table --load-margin 0.70 36 60 5 5Calculate decompression rules and feed the output directly into mosquitograph, this time for a depth of 40 meters and a ground time of 15 meters:
make-deco-table --profile 40 15 15 | \\ mosquitograph --load-ambient-% - | \\ grofferCalculate decompression rules and feed the output directly into make-dive-profile, using a depth of 20 meters and 75 minutes ground time:
make-dive-profile `make-deco-table \\ --make-dive-profile-input 40 75 75 ` | \\ mosquitograph --load-ambient-% - | groffer
bar (default), mbar, hpa, kpa, atm, psi.
Volumes may be given as 1.23unit, with unit being one of:
liter (default), cuft.
Lengths may be given as 1.23unit, with unit being one of:
m or meter (default), cm, mm, f or foot, yard.
make-deco-table only cares about the tissue load with inert gas. It does not, in any way, deal with the problems resulting from high oxygen doses.
make-deco-table does not output decompression stops in feet, but uses meters. This may change in the future. I feel sorry for the people in backwards countries.
make-deco-table has no support at all for more than one dive per day and doesn't print 'no flying times'.
make-deco-table is not well-tested at that moment. I'd check tables generated by it against tables from other sources.
This software is still in an early testing stage and may contain serious flaws. Do not bet your life on it: Check it's results against decompression rules from different sources and against common sense!
Note that it's a good idea to include a safety stop even if the decompression table does not indicate the need for a decompression stop.
The software comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
For now this package it is subject to the conditions found in http://www.ohse.de/uwe/licenses/UO-GPL-TEST but it will be free software in the future.
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