Survey of Key Descriptive References for Chemometric Methods Used for Spectroscopy: Part II

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Spectroscopy, October 2021, Volume 36, Issue 10
Pages: 16–19

This article is the second in a series that lists four key explanatory or tutorial references for each of the 29 chemometric methods previously described. The references selected are particularly helpful to explain the use of each method for spectroscopic data. Also included are common computer software platforms used for chemometrics.

In the August 2020 and June 2021 “Chemometrics in Spectroscopy” columns, we described 29 key common chemometric methods used by spectroscopists, and selected corresponding literature reference numbers using a set of tables. The first article introduced the chemometric methods. The second article introduced a two-part series with expanded references, included the following: Part I includes Tables I and II with references, and Part II includes Tables III through V with corresponding selected literature references. The five tables mentioned and the chemometric methods they cover are listed below:

  • Table I: Signal preprocessing comparison table (alphabetical order)
  • Table II: Component analysis com- parison table (alphabetical order)
  • Table III: Quantitative (calibration) methods comparison table (alphabetical order)
  • Table IV: Qualitative (classification) methods comparison table (alphabetical order)
  • Table V: Programming platforms often used for chemometrics (alphabetical order).

Description of References

In this article, a set of four references are given in Tables III and IV for each of 15 chemometric methods (numbers 15–29), and five references are given for each computer software platform introduced in Table V (method number 30). This article lists the corresponding references from 69 to 148. The method numbers and references for the two-part series are sequential from methods 1–30, which correspond to references 1–148, respectively. Thus, the two-part reference article series can be viewed as a single body of work.

Introduction to Tables

For Part II of the series, Table III shows the variety of references for quantitative (calibration) methods used to take raw or preprocessed data and compute predictive calibration models for quantitative determination of physical or chemical parameters in a data set. Table IV demonstrates the references for the qualitative (classification) methods used to take raw or preprocessed data and compute predictive calibration models for classification of different groups or types of samples or of physical or chemical parameters in a data set. Table V includes references for using the most common programming languages or platforms for general data interpretation using chemometrics or other statistical analysis methods.


Quantitative (Calibration) Methods

15. Locally Weighted Regression

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70. B. Igne, J.B. Reeves, G. McCarty, W.D. Hively, E. Lund, and C.R. Hurburgh, J. Near Infrared Spectrosc. 18(3), 167–176 (2010).

71. T. Naes, T. Isaksson, and B. Kowalski, Anal. Chem. 62(7), 664–673 (1990).

72. H. Nakagawa, T. Tajima, M. Kano, S. Kim, S. Hasebe, T. Suzuki, and H. Nakagami, Anal. Chem. 84(8), 3820–3826 (2012).

16. Multiple Linear Regression (MLR)

73. D. Broadhurst, R. Goodacre, A. Jones, J.J. Rowland, and D.B. Kell, Anal. Chim. Acta 348(1–3), 71–86 (1997).

74. M.J. Lerma-García, E.F. Simó-Alfonso, A. Bendini, and L. Cerretani, Food Chem. 124(2), 679–684 (2011).

75. A. O’Neil, R. Jee, and A. Moffat, Analyst 123(11), 2297–2302 (1998).

76. C. Schierle and M. Otto, J. Anal. Chem. 344(4–5), 190–194 (1992).

17. Neural Network (NN)

77. D. Svozil, V. Kvasnicka, and J. Pospichal, Chemometr. Intell. Lab. Syst. 39(1), 43–62 (1997).

78. P. Bhandare, Y. Mendelson, R.A. Peura, G. Janatsch, J.D. Kruse-Jarres, R. Marbach, and H.M. Heise, Appl. Spectrosc. 47(8), 1214–1221 (1993).

79. R. Goodacre, E.M. Timmins, P.J. Rooney, J.J. Rowland, and D.B. Kell, FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 140(2– 3), 233–239 (1996).

80. P.J. Gemperline, J.R. Long, and V.G. Gregoriou, Anal. Chem. 63(20), 2313–2323 (1991).

18. Partial Least Squares (PLS) Regression (Inverse Least Squares)

81. P. Geladi and B.R. Kowalski, Anal. Chim. Acta 185, 1–17 (1986).

82. M.P. Fuller, G.L. Ritter, and C.S. Draper, Appl. Spectrosc. 42(2), 217–227 (1988).

83. E. Vigneau, D. Bertrand, and E.M. Qannari, Chemometr. Intell. Lab. Syst. 35(2), 231–238 (1996).

84. F. Lindgren, P. Geladi, and S. Wold, J. Chemom. 8(6), 377–389 (1994).

19. Principal Components Regression (PCR)

85. C.W. Chang, D.A. Laird, M.J. Mausbach, and C.R. Hurburgh, Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 65(2), 480–490 (2001).

86. O. Faix and J.H. Böttcher, Holzforschung (HF) 47(1), 45–49 (1993).

87. S.K. Schreyer, M. Bidinosti, and P.D. Wentzell, Appl. Spectrosc. 56(6), 789–796 (2002).

88. P.J. Gemperline and A. Salt, J. Chemom. 3(2), 343–357 (1989).

Qualitative (Classification) Methods

20. Boosted Trees—Gradient Boosting

89. A. Natekin and A. Knoll, Neurorobot. 7, 21 (2013).

90. S. Nawar and A.M. Mouazen, Sensors 17(10), 2428 (2017).


91. D.J. Brown, K.D. Shepherd, M.G. Walsh, M.D. Mays, and T.G. Reinsch, Geoderma 132(3–4), 273–290 (2006).

92. K.D. Shepherd, C.A. Palm, C.N. Gachengo, and B. Vanlauwe, Agron. J. 95(5), 1314–1322 (2003).

21. Decision Trees

93. J.R. Quinlan, Int. J. Man-Mach. Stud. 27(3), 221–234 (1987).

94. A.J. Myles, R.N. Feudale, Y. Liu, N.A. Woody, and S.D. Brown, J. Chemom. 18(6), 275–285 (2004).

95. S. Kucheryavskiy, J. Anal. Test. 2(3), 274–289 (2018).

96. D. Fernandes Andrade, E.R. Pereira-Filho, and D. Amarasiriwardena, Appl. Spectrosc. Rev. 56(2), 1–17 (2021).

22. Linear Classifiers: Logistic Regression, Naive Bayes Classifier

97. I. Rish, “An empirical study of the naive Bayes classifier,” in IJCAI 2001 Workshop on Empirical Methods in Artificial Intelligence 3(22), 41–46 (2001).

98. J.D. Rennie, L. Shih, J. Teevan, and D.R. Karger, “Tackling the poor assumptions of naive bayes text classifiers,” in Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-03) 3, 616–623 (2003).

99. E. Tsolaki, P. Svolos, E. Kousi, E. Kapsalaki, K. Fountas, K. Theodorou, and I. Tsougos, Int. J. Comput. Assist. Radiol. Surg. 8(5), 751–761 (2013).

100. S. Sankaran and R. Ehsani, Trans. ASABE 55(1), 313–320 (2012).

23. Logistic Regression (Predictive Learning Model)

101. J. Merlo, B. Chaix, H. Ohlsson, A. Beckman, K. Johnell, P. Hjerpe, L. Råstam, and K. Larsen, J. Epidemiol. Community Health 60(4), 290–297 (2006).

102. Y. So, “A tutorial on logistic regression,” SAS White Papers (1995).

103. T.C.B. Schut, P.J. Caspers, G.J. Puppels, A. Nijssen, F. Heule, M.H. Neumann, and D.P. Hayes, J. Invest. Dermatol. 119(1), 64–69 (2002).

104. M.G. Sowa, L. Leonardi, J.R. Payette, K.M. Cross, M. Gomez, and J. Fish, J. Biomed. Opt. 11(5), 054002 (2006).

24. Mahalanobis Distance Metrics

105. H.L. Mark and D. Tunnell, Anal. Chem. 57(7), 1449–1456 (1985).

106. R.G. Whitfield, M.E. Gerger, and R.L. Sharp, Appl. Spectrosc. 41(7), 1204–1213 (1987).

107. R. De Maesschalck, D. Jouan-Rimbaud, and D.L. Massart, Chemometr. Intell. Lab. Syst. 50(1), 1–18 (2000).

108. G. Downey, Analyst 119(11), 2367–2375 (1994).

25. Nearest Neighbor

109. U. Von Luxburg, Stat Comput. 17(4), 395–416 (2007).

110. B. Li, Y. Wei, H. Duan, L. Xi, and X. Wu, Vib. Spectrosc. 62, 17–22 (2012).

111. R.M. Balabin, R.Z. Safieva, and E.I. Lomakina, Anal. Chim. Acta 671(1–2), 27–35 (2010).

112. V. Allen, J.H. Kalivas, and R.G. Rodriguez, Appl. Spectrosc. 53(6), 672–681 (1999).

26. Neural Network (for Classification)

113. G.P. Zhang, IEEE Trans. Syst. Man Cybern., Part C Appl. Rev. 30(4), 451–462 (2000).

114. W. Wu, B. Walczak, D.L. Massart, S. Heuerding, F. Erni, I.R. Last, and K.A. Prebble, Chemometr. Intell. Lab. Syst. 33(1), 35–46 (1996).

115. J.B. Sirven, B. Bousquet, L. Canioni, L. Sarger, S. Tellier, M. Potin-Gautier, and I. Le Hecho, Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 385(2), 256–262 (2006).

116. J. Acquarelli, T. van Laarhoven, J. Gerretzen, T.N. Tran, L.M. Buydens, and E. Marchiori, Anal. Chim. Acta 954, 22–31 (2017).

27. Random Forest

117. N.L. Afanador, A. Smolinska, T.N. Tran, and L. Blanchet, J. Chemom. 30(5), 232–241 (2016).

118. L. Sheng, T. Zhang, G. Niu, K. Wang, H. Tang, Y. Duan, and H. Li, J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 30(2), 453–458 (2015).

119. H. Chen, Z. Lin, H. Wu, L. Wang, T. Wu, and C. Tan, Spectrochim. Acta A 135, 185–191 (2015).

120. J. Bin, F.F. Ai, W. Fan, J.H. Zhou, Y.H. Yun, and Y.Z. Liang, RSC Advances 6(36), 30353–30361 (2016).

28. Soft Independent Modeling by Class Analogy (SIMCA)

121. O.G. Meza-Márquez, T. Gallardo-Velázquez, and G. Osorio-Revilla, Meat Sci. 86(2), 511–519 (2010).

122. T. Gallardo-Velázquez, G. Osorio-Revilla, M. Zuñiga-de Loa, and Y. Rivera-Espinoza, Food Res. Int. 42(3), 313–318 (2009).

123. A.L. Pomerantsev and O.Y. Rodionova, J. Chemom. 28(6), 518–522 (2014).

124. E. Smidt, K. Meissl, M. Schwanninger, and P. Lechner, Waste Manage 28(10), 1699–1710 (2008).

29. Support Vector Machines (SVM)

125. J. Luts, F. Ojeda, R. Van de Plas, B. De Moor, S. Van Huffel, and J.A. Suykens, Anal. Chim. Acta 665(2), 129–145 (2010).

126. O. Devos, C. Ruckebusch, A. Durand, L. Duponchel, and J.P. Huvenne, Chemometr. Intell. Lab. Syst. 96(1), 27–33 (2009).

127. A. Borin, M.F. Ferrao, C. Mello, D.A. Maretto, and R.J. Poppi, Anal. Chim. Acta 579(1), 25–32 (2006).

128. R.M. Balabin, R.Z. Safieva, and E.I. Lomakina, Microchem. J. 98(1), 121–128 (2011).

Programming Platforms

30. Programming Languages Excel

129. A.L. Pomerantsev, Chemometrics in Excel (John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2014).

130. J. Miller and J.C. Miller, Statistics and Chemometrics for Analytical Chemistry (Pearson Education, London, England, 2018).

131. H.J. Brightman, Data Analysis in Plain English: With Microsoft Excel (International Thomson Publishing, Boston, Massachusetts, 1998)

132. N.H. Spencer, Essentials of Multivariate Data Analysis (CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 2013).

133. D. Grapov and J.W. Newman, Bioinformatics 28(17), 2288–2290 (2012).


134. T.C. O’Haver, Chemometr. Intell. Lab. Syst. 6(2), 95–103 (1989).

135. S. Mitra and T. Bose, Chemometr. Intell. Lab. Syst. 22(1), 3–16 (1994).

136. P. Geladi and H. Martens, J. Near Infrared Spectrosc. 4(1), 225–242 (1996).

137. P. Geladi, H. Martens, L. Hadjiiski, and P. Hopke, J. Near Infrared Spectrosc. 4(1), 243–255 (1996).

138. C.A. Andersson and R. Bro, Chemometr. Intell. Lab. Syst. 52(1), 1–4 (2000).


139. R.M. Jarvis, D. Broadhurst, H. Johnson, N.M. O’Boyle, and R. Goodacre, Bioinformatics 22(20), 2565–2566 (2006).

140. W. McKinney, Pandas (Python Data Analysis Library, 2015).

141. A. Hughes, Z. Liu, and M. Reeves, J. Open Res. Softw. 3(1) (2015).

142. B. Thompson, K. Sunden, D. Morrow, D. Kohler, and J. Wright, J. Open Source Softw. 4(33), 1141 (2019).

143. Y. Koush, J. Ashburner, E. Prilepin, R. Sladky, P. Zeidman, S. Bibikov, F. Scharnowski, A. Nikonorov, and D. Van De Ville, NeuroImage 156, 489–503 (2017).

R programming

144. U. Grömping, J. Stat. Softw. 17(1), 1–27 (2006).

145. S. Lê, J. Josse, and F. Husson, J. Stat. Softw. 25(1), 1–18 (2008).

146. R. Wehrens, Chemometrics with R: Multivariate Data Analysis in the Natural Sciences and Life Sciences (Springer Science & Business Media, New York, New York, 2011).

147. K.M. Mullen and I.H. Van Stokkum, J. Stat. Softw. 18(3), 1–46 (2007).

148. A. Stevens and L. Ramirez-Lopez, An introduction to the prospectr package. R Package Vignette, Report No.: R Package Version 0.1, 3. (2014). https://cran.r- prospectr/vignettes/prospectr.html and