Need to design this. May be best to implement within a framework which is an embryonic form of the MROI offline software framework - but we need to design the framework!
Key Requirements/Issues for Offline Software Framework
- ISS Supervisor able to launch specific offline data analysis tasks
- Need interactive data reduction/analysis environment
- For algorithm development & testing, non-standard reductions
- Online help
- Access to "standard" commands and parameters
- Data import/export from/to MCDB
- Import monitor data, "science" data from MCDB
- Export results (e.g. baseline solution) to MCDB
- How to structure data?
- Usable independent of MCDB (e.g. off site)
Scripting language candidates
- Octave (Matlab clone)
- OO but no GUI capabilities