Statistics for Analysts Who Hate Statistics, Part VI: Derringer Desirability Functions
May 01, 2017
Derringer desirability functions are a great favorite of mine because they are very simple and flexible. They may be applied to a variety of problems: whenever you need to select the “best” (sample, method, operating conditions etc.) from a set. It is also a convenient way to compare apples and oranges, whenever totally unrelated features must be ranked. They were first described by Derringer and Markham1 to select polymeric materials based on varied properties.