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Reusable Covariate Factor in DOE

dfmoore

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Aug 29, 2012

I have had this issue come up a few times in doing a DOE where I have a set of units where each one can be reused in testing, but it is a specific set with specific settings that I want to model the impact of.

So, for example, I may have 12 units where 4 are from Category A, 3 are from Category B, and 5 are from Category C (shown in the table below). I am going to be testing with this category as a categorical factor, along with two continuous factors (temperature and humidity). But I can perform however many tests are needed. I'm interested in interaction effects and in second order effects. Is there a way to have a table set up with the units available and then re-use the units within the DOE platform? Whenever I try to use Add Factor >> Covariate, I am limited to at a max, the number of rows in the covariate table and cannot reuse units.

Unit IDCategory
1A
2A
3A
4A
5B
6B
7B
8C
9C
10C
11C
12C