Construction of Williams Designs
The function constructs williams designs. Williams designs are row-column designs. They are used if each of the treatments in the study is given to each of the subjects. If the number of treatments to be tested is even, the design is a latin square, otherwise it consists of two latin squares.
An integer > 1, giving the number of treatments in the design.
The resulting design is a (generalized) latin square that is also balanced for first order carryover effects. Carryover balance is achieved with very few subjects. In the experimental design the treatments are numbered 1,...,trt. The entry (i,j) of the design corresponds to the treatment the i-th subject gets in the j-th period.
A matrix representing the experimental design.
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