I'm searching for a tool. If I can't find it, I'm thinking about building it. You're recommendations are welcome!
My work typically involves teams of 5 to 20 engineers looking at time-history data generated in simulation runs or real world tests. I'm looking for tools where the team can explore the data, comment on it, and share processed & derived data back into the archive.
Likely we will be using HDF5, and I'm excited about h5serv.
I'm imagining a browser-based interface with plotly-style visualization and an annotation system something like SoundCloud (e.g. https://soundcloud.com/colchrishadfield/space-station-noise) where members can highlight points or segments of the plots and write comments, or get a URI to use in some other document, email, Jupyter Notebook, etc. I think that would be useful for issue reporting like "looks like the primary sensor died here, fill in with the backup sensor or NaNs" or "this squiggle is weird, more investigation needed". I'm thinking of something similar to GitHub's features for commenting on code and changes to the code.
I think it would be interesting to work concurrently on the data review, with color-coded cursors like Google Docs. The collaborators could be remote, or using laptops in a conference room with the PI running the big screen view.
Bonus points if the tools work with live streaming data with something like CloudTurbine -- http://cloudturbine.net/.
Seen anything like that? Thanks!