From: John Larkin
Subject: Re: Design of Experiments Workshop in NYC, SF, Miami
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 15:00:01 -0800
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On 7 Dec 2002 10:38:04 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian Teasley)
>I'll try to be brief on a few different things mentioned in the above
>I chose the usenet groups that I did by conducting some keyword
>searches. When I found questions pertaining to DOE I noted the groups.
>That is why I posted where I did. I see the USENET groups as a
>resource - not my personal resource, but a place where researchers and
>engineers can go to stay informed on various topics.
>In my keyword searching, I found a (not surprising) lack of extensive
>knowledge or sources for information about DOE type topics. That
>doesn't mean there aren't any, it just means I did not see many within
>the USENET groups. So I posted on appropriate groups - and while part
>of the purpose is to "advertise" a workshop, it is also a way to put
>out on opportunity for people to contact a resource, if they wish,
>about a DOE, Taguchi, and other statistical concepts. I see that as a
>positive benefit, and a worthwhile contribution to the intent of the
>USENET groups. I have already been asked, and answered, a couple of
>good questions from appreciative people.
I think it was Bob Pease that did an article sending up the Taguchi
Method. In one example, I think written by Taguchi himself, The Method
was used to optimize a linear regulated power supply. When it was all
proudly done, it was full of things like 200Meg resistors or
something, and had *no line regulation whatever*. This is the result
of unintelligent, phenomenological optimization... frobbing.
Anybody have a link?