Spectroscopy Since 1975

Tony Davies Columns


At the end of the last column we promised that this time we would show how matrix algebra can be used for real computational tasks. The chosen task is Fourier transformation (FT) of a near infrared (NIR) spectrum. Those who know Tony Davies will not be surprised at this choice of subject but in the third lesson the reason for wanting to do the obvious will become apparent.

Issue 12/4 (2000)

This is a loose collection of thoughts about the "chemo" in Chemometrics. The reader should not try to find too much structure in the text. The topic is much too wide to be treated in full in such a limited space. So there is no promise of an exhaustive treatment, but it is hoped that the ideas expressed here may serve as a source of inspiration for readers.

Issue 9/4 (1997)

The very first Tony Davies Column.

Issue 4/2 (1992)

Tony Davies tackles a crucial concept in chemometrics: the way in which data was collected may not be the best form for analysing it.

Issue 2/1 (1990)