Indicator function and its application in two-level factorial designs. (English) Zbl 1028.62061

Summary: A two-level factorial design can be uniquely represented by a polynomial indicator function. Therefore, properties of factorial designs can be studied through their indicator functions. This paper shows that the indicator function is an effective tool in studying two-level factorial designs. The indicator function is used to generalize the aberration criterion of a regular two-level fractional factorial design to all two-level factorial designs. An important identity of generalized aberration is proved. The connection between a uniformity measure and aberration is also extended to all two-level factorial designs.


62K15 Factorial statistical designs
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