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### Clarification about mutually orthogonal latin squares

This question is related to my previous one but different in its substance. I have a several questions that I am not able to find answers to. My understanding of mutually orthogonal latin squares is ...
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### Algorithms for mutually orthogonal latin squares - a correct one?

I am very interested in using mutually orthogonal latin squares (MOLS) to reduce the number of test cases but I struggle to find a way how to implement the algorithm. In an article published in a ...
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### Find combinations of N sets having no more than one item in common.

Problem definition; There are N input sets, of sizes $S_1, S_2, ... ,S_N$. eg; 4 sets - (1a,2a,3a,4a,5a), (1b,2b,3b,4b), (1c,2c,3c), (1d,2d,3d) A combination is made by selecting one item from each ...
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### Room square construction (Howell design)

Using superimposed orthogonal Latin squares to construct a balanced tournament design, I get an n x n array of unique ordered pairs. If I only want unique unordered pairs, I can eliminate half of the ...
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### Trouble understanding Latin squares and group theory

This is more of a theoretical question, but I'm having trouble understanding why it is that Latin squares are generalizations of a group? I kind of arrived at this question trying to figure out why ...
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### Which graph with an automorphism group isomorphic to the quaternion group $Q_8$ minimizes $|V|+3|E|$?

In Symmetries of partial Latin squares, it is shown that for any graph $\Gamma=(V,E)$ with automorphism group $G$, there is a partial Latin square with $|V|+3|E|+49$ filled cells whose autotopism ...
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### Relations between the Latin squares of order n and the groups of order n.

Given a group $g$ of order $n\in \mathbb{N}$, it is clear that its Cayley table has the Latin square property. That is, every row and column of the Cayley table contains precisely the elements of $g$. ...
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### Open Questions on Latin Squares and Directed Acyclic Graphs

Every Latin square corresponds to a directed acyclic graph (DAG) with a lattice arrangement, and whose $2N(N-1)$ edges indicate label order (<). For example: ...
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### Available lists of all latin squares up to order 5?

There are available online lists of the number of all latin squares up to order 11, e.g.: https://oeis.org/A002860. For a permutation-based test of a latin square design, one option is to fit the ...
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### What does a non-mathematician need to google to learn more about latin squares in which each number in each row always has a different successor?

First off, my apologies for the long and convoluted title. I am no mathematician so I don't know the "proper" terms to use... which is exactly my problem: I want to find a/any/one Latin square of ...
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### Connections between loops (algebraic structure) and graphs

I would like to know whether there are known constructions which provide a bijection between loops (isomorphism classes) and (possibly directed) graphs. Any reference to a useful paper in this ...
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### Some kind of latin squares

Consider we have an $n\times n$ square. And for each element $a_{ij}$ there is a $L_{ij}$ set of permissible values(numbers) where $|L_{ij}| = n - 1$. Need to choose a value for each $a_{ij}$ element ...
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### Minimum absolute determinant of a regular latin square matrix

It is easy to show that a latin square of size n x n has a determinant, which is a multiple of $\large \frac{n^2(n+1)}{2}$, if n is odd and $\large \frac{n^2(n+1)}{4}$, if n is even. This is a lower ...