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MATLAB® for Chemometricians

September 17, 2020

The recorded version of this course is now available in our EigenU Recorded Courses area.

Eigenvector Research, Inc. is pleased to bring you MATLAB® for Chemometricians, an online instructor-led live short course. Complete information about the course can be found by following the links below. (MATLAB is a registered trademark of The MathWorks, Natick, MA, USA.)

Course Description

MATLAB, a contraction of “Matrix Laboratory”, is a great environment for working with large quantities of data such as that found in most chemometric applications. MATLAB for Chemometricians covers the basic MATLAB operations needed to use Eigenvector’s chemometrics software, (e.g. PLS_Toolbox). Data import, plotting and getting help are also covered in this half-day course. Students will also learn to write basic scripts and functions, thus opening the door to programming custom routines for data analysis. The course includes hands-on computer time for participants to work example problems using PLS_Toolbox and MATLAB®.


Linear Algebra for Chemometricians or equivalent experience.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
    • What is MATLAB
    • History
    • Versions
  2. Starting MATLAB
    • The Desktop: Command WIndow, History, Current Folder, Workspace
    • Help Browser, Editor, Path Tool
  3. The Workspace
    • Entering data, types of data and the DataSet Object
    • Simple Command Line operations
  4. Saving, clearing and importing data
  5. Command Line functions and help
    • Starting and using GUIs
    • Plotting and graphics
  6. Writing functions and scripts

Course Fee

Prices include instruction, course materials (provided in advance in .pdf format), a certificate of completion and access to the recorded class sessions. Prices shown are shown below. Payment must be received by 5pm PDT, Monday, September 14, 2020.

MATLAB for Chemometricians

Note: Payment must be received by 5pm PDT, Monday, September 14, 2020. Credit card orders are strongly encouraged. Acceptable forms of payment include MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and checks drawn on a US bank. Wire transfers can also be arranged.

Academic discount: University students and faculty are eligible for the academic rate. Verification of University affiliation is required by providing valid university mailing and e-mail address. Note that we define academic as “degree granting institution.”

How to Register, Deadlines and Cancellations

To register, login to your Eigenvector account, or create an account, then select the class you would like to attend under the “Purchase” tab. You can pay directly with your MasterCard, VISA or American Express using our secure credit card processing. You may ask to be invoiced, however, Payments must be received by 5pm PDT, Monday, September, 2020.

Complete refunds will be made for cancellations prior to Friday, September 11, 2020. No refunds will be made for cancellations after that date, however, substitutions are gladly accepted.


MATLAB for Chemometricians will be taught in a single session of 3.5 hours on Thursday, September 17. The schedule will be as follows.

Daily Schedule, Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
06:45 – 07:00 WebEx available for login*
07:00 – 08:00 Instruction
08:00 – 08:10 Coffee Break
08:10 – 09:10 Instruction
09:10 – 09:20 Coffee Break
09:20 – 10:20 Instruction
10:20 – 10:30 Wrap-up and questions

* 7:00 am PDT is 10:00am in New York, 15:00 in London and 16:00 in Paris.

Can’t make it at this time? The sessions will be recorded and made available to course participants for their use for one year after the event.