# Homework Help: Multivariate Testing Question

1. Mar 20, 2009

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

My goal is to have enough info that I could sit down with a piece of paper and actually compute a pretend test from start to end.

All the examples and docs I have found online are not nearly in layman's terms.. oh, please excuse my math-lameness btw. :-)

If I have 5-7 factors with a variable number of possibilities per factor (finite at the start of the test), how do you actually compute which recipe will be the most successful in generating an outcome?

What does one go through to determine the best recipe?

ex:

1) is it possible to use multivariate testing if you have a variable number of possibilities per factor? (could be 1-1200?)
2) how do you pick the recipe to test?
3) how do you know if you've tested enough (believe this is standard deviation?)
4) how do you consolidate the test results to evaluate recipes you havent tested?
5) how do you put it all together?
*bonus question) Which type of equation is best suited for this?

A simple explanation would be super awesome...

Thanks a lot everyone.

2. Relevant equations

Multivariate
Taguchi
Discrete choice
etc

3. The attempt at a solution

1,1,1,1,1 = 32 yeses
1,2,1,1,1 = 1 yes
1,1,3,1,1 = 5 yeses

so...

*shrug* I have no idea :-l

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2. Mar 24, 2009

### D H

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