User Defined Design

Load your own design matrix.

The User Defined Design is read by HyperStudy and used like any other design. You must specify the number of runs (rows) and the number of columns in the specified matrix in the first row of the supplied file. Spaces, tabs, or commas can delimit the individual elements of the matrix. Each entry in a row is an integer to represent the assigned level for the corresponding variable: 1 is the first level, 2 is the second, 3 is the third, and so on.
Table 1. Example: User Defined Design
9 3
1 1 1
1 2 2
1 3 3
2 1 3
2 2 2
2 3 1
3 1 2
3 2 3
3 3 1

Usability Characteristics

  • Create your own design based on individual requirements.
  • The User Defined matrix uses integers to represent the corresponding level of the variable. This is in contrast to the run matrix DOE, which contains exact values of the variables.
  • The number of levels specified in the file must be consistent with the number of variable levels specified in the HyperStudy user interface.
  • Imported values are mapped to the independent variables.
  • Any data in the inclusion matrix is combined with the run data for post-processing. Any run matrix point which is already part of the inclusion data will not be rerun.


In the Specifications step, Settings tab, change method settings.
Parameter Default Range Description
Perturb File     File that has the dataset for your own design of experiments.
Use Inclusion Matrix Off Off or On Concatenation without duplication between the inclusion and the generated run matrix.