Tony Davies Column

The Tony Davies Column alternates between chemometrics and data handling and standards, as well as a wide range of EU and other initiatives across the whole of spectroscopy.

Tony-DaviesTony (A.N.) Davies has been a columnist for Spectroscopy Europe since its inception. Together with Tony (A.M.C.) Davies he has produced the “Tony Davies” column until Tony’s retirement in 2014. Tony (A.N.) is Lead Scientist with AkzoNobel RD&I Expert Capability Group in Measurement and Analytical Science in Deventer, The Netherlands and is Professor of Analytical Science at the University of South Wales in the UK.

 

A head in the Clouds?—Part One

In the Tony Davies Column, Tony (A.N.) Davies and Mohan Cashyap introduce us to the potential for Cloud Computing in the lab. This is the first of a two-part contribution, and, for the second part, they need your help with your experiences of Cloud Computing in your lab or organisation.

Read more: A head in the Clouds?—Part One

 

The last furlong (4). Multi-variable regression

Tony (A.M.C.) Davies looks at Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) this issue, as well as expressing his opinions about Principal Components Regression (PCR) and Partial Least-Squares (PLS).

Read more: The last furlong (4). Multi-variable regression

   

Terahertz spectroscopy

TD-26_1-fig1smallTony Davies explains “Terahertz Spectroscopy” and describes some new and interesting applications

Read more: Terahertz spectroscopy

   

The last furlong (3). Principal component analysis

TD_25-6_F3-sTony (A.M.C.) continues down the last furlong of his series of Tony Davies Column articles. This issue, he considers principal component analysis (PCA). Using research recently published in the Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, he explains that PCA is a very useful tool but it will not solve all our problems. Two old articles on PCA, including Tony’s concept of the “Data Cake” have been added to the website, are referenced in Tony’s article and can be freely downloaded by readers.

Read more: The last furlong (3). Principal component analysis

   

The ACS 2013 symposium on exchangeable data formats

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TD-25-5-sRobert Lancashire reports from the Chemical Information Division (CINF) of the American Chemical Society meeting at their recent 246th ACS National Meeting and Exposition.

Read more: The ACS 2013 symposium on exchangeable data formats

   

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