[Posting in Linux but the question is platform-agnostic]
In my job (marine biologist) I frequently need to look at data from fish (currently Atlantic bluefin tuna) with tags on them which record depth, internal temperature, external temperature, and light (and time). These tags can last for up to 6 years so plotting them is a problem - if you plot the whole lot, you miss daily details. If you plot by day, you could have over 2000 images.
I love Audacity for music editing, of course. I thought of it because of the wonderful mousewheel-zoom and L-R drag functionality for inspecting music file data, specifically volume of music. I was thinking - would it be possible for me to leverage this for other file types?
Let’s start with one data stream, depth - somehow convert this vector of numbers to what-looks-like a mono audio track and import it?
Then a second data stream, let’s say light level, have that as the Right channel of a stereo audio file, so Audacity presents both?
Third & 4th I don’t know, probably not possible?
I realise that this is waaaay outside normal question zone, and so I fully understand this isn’t any kind of priority for anyone to address, but IF anyone is interested in joining me in scratching our heads about this, I’d be very grateful. My starting point is that I don’t know much about how music files are encoded, what the limitations or requirements are, what Audacity is looking for and/or will accept.
Thanks in advance!