Scatchard Plot Analysis: Absurd Err

Dmitry Yuryev yur77 at glas.apc.org
Sat Aug 10 02:54:46 EST 1996


   Note my paper describing several widespread errors in
performing Scatchard plot analysis.
   The summary is below. Full text (format MS Word 6.0 for Win)
is available from: ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/science/crsaf_02.zip

   
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   ABSURD TRIVIAL ERRORS IN SCATCHARD PLOT ANALYSIS

   Dmitriy K.Yuryex
   yur77 at glas.apc.org
   http://www.glasnet.ru/~yur77

   Several types of widespread errors in performing Scatchard plot
analysis resulting in fatal distortions of calculated affinities are
surveyed more or less systematically. It appears that graphical
analysis of non-linear Scathard plot "by eye" is almost impossible;
and, moreover, results calculated by computer programs for affinity
analysis often require additional "interpretation".
   Some of reported errors also definitely imply that data fabrication
is quite common practice in this field.



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