How to Install and Use the Gendex DOE Toolkit 2015?

Installing Gendex on your machine requires three simple steps:
  1. Download and install the latest version of Java Runtime Environment. To check whether the installation is successful, issue the following command (at the command prompt):
    java -version
    If the installation is successful, you will get a message showing the current version of the Java Runtime Environment like the following:
    java version "1.8.0_60"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_60-b27)
    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.60-b23, mixed mode)
  2. Create a directory called Gendex and copy the download file into this directory.
  3. Use an unzip utility to unzip . After unzipping this file, please make sure that files ALPHA.class, IBD.class, etc. are in the Gendex directory.
Currently, the Gendex DOE toolkit has 14 modules: ALPHA, IBD, CIBD, RCD, RRCD, FEADO, MIGA, SOD, CUT, RAT, NOA, LHD, SPLIT and SUDOKU. Suppose you want to use the IBD module at any directory, issue the following command:
java -cp c:\Gendex IBD

Alternatively, you can issue the following command

java -cp c:\Gendex MENU
to bring up the following menu:

You then just have to click on the IBD button of this menu.

Of the 14 modules, ALPHA, IBD and CIBD are fairly easy to use. RCD requires an input file containing a non-resolvable incomplete block designs with blocks as columns. RRCD requires an input file containing a resolvable incomplete block designs with blocks as columns. CUT, RAT and SPLIT require input files. FEADO, MIGA, SOD, NOA and LHD do not require input files. However, they will accept the input file if the file name is specified. All input files should be in text format.

Note: Before using a particular Gendex Module, you are advised to read the user's note of this module.

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