Design & Factor Selection
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A Contour Plot is used to determine where a maximum or minimum response is expected. Contour Plots are especially useful for situations where a maximum or minimum response is expected within or close to the data range. Because contours can only involve two factors, the appearance of contour plots using different factors can vary widely.
A contour plot is made up of curves, each having a constant value of a fitted response. The curves have equally spaced values of the response.
Example Contour Plot for first-order model with interaction (from Six Sigma DeMYSTiFieD (2011 McGraw-Hill) by Paul Keller
Example Contour Plot for second-order model (from Six Sigma DeMYSTiFieD (2011 McGraw-Hill) by Paul Keller
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