Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 181–202 | Cite as

2-level Fractional Factorial Designs which are the Union of Non Trivial Regular Designs

  • Roberto FontanaEmail author
  • Giovanni Pistone


Each non regular fraction of a 2-level factorial design is a union of points, each of them being trivially a regular fraction. In order to find non-trivial decompositions of non regular fractions into regular fractions, in the first part of the paper we derive a condition for the inclusion of a regular fraction in a generic fraction. We use polynomial algebra arguments introduced by the authors and Maria Piera Rogantin (JSPI, 2000). The practical interest of the decomposition and its computational feasibility are discussed in the second part of the paper.

AMS Subject Classification



2-level factorial design Plackett-Burman design Algebraic statistics Indicator polynomial 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DIMAT Politecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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