Orthogonal Column Latin Hypercubes and Their Application in Computer Experiments

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Latin hypercubes have been frequently used in conducting computer experiments. In this paper, a class of orthogonal Latin hypercubes that preserves orthogonality among columns is proposed. Applying an orthogonal Latin hypercube design to a computer experiment benefits the data analysis in two ways. First, it retains the orthogonality of traditional experimental designs. The estimates of linear effects of all factors are uncorrelated not only with each other, but also with the estimates of all quadratic effects and bilinear interactions. Second, it can facilitate nonparametric fitting procedures, because one can select good space-filling designs within the class of orthogonal Latin hypercubes according to selection criteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1430-1439
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Statistical Association
Issue number444
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Computer model
  • Linear regression
  • Optimal design
  • Response surface design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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