A general method for constructing quasi-complete Latin squares based on groups is given. This method leads to a relatively straightforward way of counting the number of inequivalent quasi-complete Latin squares of side at most 9. Randomization of such designs is discussed, and an explicit construction for valid randomization sets of quasi-complete Latin squares whose side is an odd prime power is given. It is shown that, contrary to common belief, randomization using a subset of all possible quasi-complete Latin squares my be valid while that using the whole set is not.
|Number of pages
|Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B (Methodological)
|Published - 1984
- complete Latin square
- complete set of mutually orthogonal Latin squares
- quasi-complete Latin square
- sequenceable group