Chemometrics in Spectroscopy ? Linearity in Calibration: Quantifying Nonlinearity, Part II (PDF)

January 1, 2006
Jerome Workman Jr.
Jerome Workman Jr.

Jerome Workman Jr. serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Spectroscopy and is currently with Unity Scientific LLC. He is also an adjunct professor at Liberty University and U.S. National University. He can be reached at


Spectroscopy, Spectroscopy-01-01-2006, Volume 21, Issue 1

At this point in our series dealing with linearity, we have determined that the data under investigation do indeed show a statistically significant amount of nonlinearity, and we have developed a way of characterizing that nonlinearity. Our task now is to come up with a way to quantify the amount of nonlinearity, independent of the scale of either variable, and even independent of the data itself.