# intcbd

##### Generates initial connected block design

The function `intcbd`

generates a random initial connected block design for a given number of blocks `b`

of size `k = 2`

and the number of treatments `v`

.

- Keywords
- Initial block design, Connected block design

##### Usage

`intcbd(trt.N, blk.N)`

##### Arguments

- trt.N
integer, specifying number of treatments,

`v`

.- blk.N
integer, specifying number of arrays,

`b`

.

##### Value

Returns a `2 x b`

connected block design with `b`

blocks of size `k = 2`

and number of treatments `v`

.

##### References

Debusho, L. K., Gemechu, D. B., and Haines, L. M. (2018). Algorithmic construction of optimal block designs for two-colour cDNA microarray experiments using the linear mixed model.

Gemechu D. B., Debusho L. K. and Haines L. M. (2014). A-optimal designs for two-colour cDNA microarray experiments using the linear mixed effects model. *Peer-reviewed Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the South African Statistical Association for 2014 (SASA 2014), Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa*. pp 33-40, ISBN: 978-1-86822-659-7.

##### See Also

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
#Initial connected block design for
trt.N <- 4 #Number of treatments
blk.N <- 4 #Number of blocks
intcbd(trt.N = 4, blk.N = 3)
# }
```

*Documentation reproduced from package Boptbd, version 1.0.5, License: GPL-2*