Help identify some initial directions I can pursue in Shiny to replicate something like this: https://demo.thunor.net/platemap/384 which was created in Python.
For all you life sciences folks here in the Shiny Community, wouldn't it be cool if there were an app that could enable scientists to create their platemap and annotate it in a user-friendly way AND automatically pivot_longer() it into a tidy metadata dataframe that data scientists and other R users can then use downstream?
Would appreciate any and all comments/thoughts from people on this forum. The demo I've linked above is very close to the functionality I'm envisioning, but I'd love to code it myself using Shiny (so that I can make the tool more flexible for my needs). I unfortunately lack the technical expertise to really dig into the source code, but if anyone has ever worked on a similar task using Shiny, I'd love to hear from you!