TTWD-DA: A MATLAB toolbox for discriminant analysis based on trilinear three-way data

Medeiros-De-morais, Camilo De lelis orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-2573-787X, Lima, Kassio M.G. and Martin, Francis L orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-8562-4944 (2019) TTWD-DA: A MATLAB toolbox for discriminant analysis based on trilinear three-way data. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 188 . pp. 46-53. ISSN 0169-7439

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Three-way trilinear data is increasingly used in chemical and biochemical applications. This type of data is composed of three-way structures representing two different signal responses and one sample dimension distributed among a 3D structure, such as the data represented by fluorescence excitation emission matrices (EMMs), spectral-pH responses, spectral-kinetic responses, spectral-electric potential responses, among others. Herein, we describe a new MATLAB toolbox for classification of trilinear three-way data using discriminant analysis techniques (linear discriminant analysis [LDA], quadratic discriminant analysis [QDA], and partial least squares discriminant analysis [PLS-DA]), termed “TTWD-DA”. These discrimination techniques were coupled to multivariate deconvolution techniques by means of parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC) and Tucker3 algorithm. The toolbox is based on a user-friendly graphical interface, where these algorithms can be easily applied. Also, as output, multiple figures of merit are automatically calculated, such as accuracy, sensitivity and specificity. This software is free available online.

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