Bi-directional sliced Latin hypercube designs

Qiang Zhou, Tian Jin, Peter Z.G. Qian, Shiyu Zhou

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We propose a new type of design for computer experiments called bidirectional sliced Latin hypercube design (BSLHD). The proposed design is a special Latin hypercube design (LHD) that simultaneously accommodates two slicing structures. It consists of multiple LHDs of smaller sizes, which can be joined in alternative ways to form two sets of standard sliced LHDs. These new structures are useful for computer experiments with qualitative factors, experiments running in batch mode, and ensembles of multiple computer models. Some sampling properties of the designs in estimating function means are proved and illustrated through numerical examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-674
Number of pages22
JournalStatistica Sinica
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Bi-directional slicing
  • Computer experiment
  • Experimental design
  • Qualitative factors
  • Sliced Latin hypercube design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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