Plugins

MKS Data Analytics Solutions offers a number of plugin and preprocessing tools to support our customer needs and meet their specific demands for data formats and data handling.

How to install a plugin in SIMCA 14:

1. Download plugin file below and save it on your computer
2. Unzip the file containing the dll plugin
3. Save the plugin under the plugin directory in SIMCA
    Find the directory under File | Options | SIMCA options | More Options tab
    Typically C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Roaming\Umetrics\SIMCA\14.0\Plugins
    This directory can be changed, as needed.
4. Restart SIMCA

In SIMCA-P+ 12, the plugin directory is found by clicking View | General Options and Spectral Filters is available on the Dataset menu.

Import

Excel 2007.
For SIMCA-P+ 12. Plugin allowing import of binary Excel 2007 files (.xlsb). In version 12.0.1 this format is built in. See Q595.
For SIMCA-P+ 12.0.1. Plugin to solve some Excel import formatting problems. See Q666.

Bruker. To SIMCA-P/P+ versions 10 and 11. Plugin to import of binary Bruker files from their OPUS software. Import of this format is included in SIMCA-P+ 12, see Q432.

Galactic SPC. For SIMCA-P+ 12. To import several Galactic SPC files at the same time, this plugin must be installed, see Q609

SPC multifile. For SIMCA-P+ 12. To import time stamp information from Galactic / GRAMS SPC multifile, this plugin must be installed, see Q706

Data filtering

Averaging observation. Plugin that allows a simple reduction of your dataset, based on averaging selected observations, see Q677.

Subtracting Background. Plugin that allows a simple correction by subtracting a selected background observation (typically spectrum) from all other observations, se Q678.

Transmittance to Absorbance
Plugin that convert spectroscopic data collected in Transmittance units to Absorbance units, se Q741

Visualization

Smiles. Plugin to visualize molecular structure in SIMCA-P+ software using a SMILES code from OpenEye, for futher info see SIMCA-P SMILES Converter pdf.

See installation instruction in How to install SIMCA SMILES import.pdf

Please contact your local Umetrics sales representative for licensing the SMILES plugin. MKS Data Analytics Solutions offers a solution for both customers with or without an existing license for OGHAM Software from OpenEye Scientific Software.

ArtBuilder. Using ArtBuilder for creating new image collections for SIMCA-P+ (see Q544) – you can add your own pictures to SIMCA-P+ to view during data analysis.

How to write your own plugin?

Find instructions and examples in How to Create a Plug-in for Spectral Filters, see Q15.

Resources for data preprocessing

MKS Data Analytics Solutions offers a number of stand-alone tools to preprocess certain application or instrument specific data formats. The following small programs are not part of the SIMCA software nor validated as such. It is a free service for MKS Data Analytics Solutions customers that struggle with specific data handling issues. The following tools help to prepare data for an appropriate multivariate data analysis:

SIMCA- CODEC for image analysis, see Q191 for further info and download.

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