Using quantile plots of the prediction variance for comparing designs for a constrained mixture region: an application involving a fertilizer experiment
Summary. Vining and co-workers have used plots of the prediction variance trace (PVT) along the so-called prediction rays to compare mixture designs in a constrained region R. In the present paper, we propose a method for describing the distribution of the prediction variance within the region R by using quantile plots. More comprehensive comparisons between mixture designs are possible through the proposed plots than with the PVT plots. The utility of the quantile plots is illustrated with a four-component fertilizer experiment that was initiated in São Paulo, Brazil.