Efficient algorithms for searching for optimal saturated designs for sampling experiments are widely available. They maximize a given efficiency measure (such as D-optimality) and provide an optimum design. Nevertheless, they do not guarantee a global optimal design. Indeed, they start from an initial random design and find a local optimal design. If the initial design is changed the optimum found will, in general, be different. A natural question arises. Should we stop at the design found or should we run the algorithm again in search of a better design? This paper uses very recent methods and software for discovery probability to support the decision to continue or stop the sampling. A software tool written in SAS has been developed.
|Titolo:||Optimal design generation: an approach based on discovery probability|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s00180-015-0562-1|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|