The following statements depict how to create an appropriately randomized generalized cyclic incomplete block design for v treatments (given by the value of t
) in b blocks (given by the value of b
) of size k (with values of p
indexing the cells within a block) with initial block and increment number i.



For example, the specification
proc plan seed=37430; factors b=10 p=4; treatments t=4 of 30 cyclic (1 3 4 26) 2; run;
generates the generalized cyclic incomplete block design given in Example 1 of Jarrett and Hall (1978), which is given by the rows and columns of the plan associated with the treatment factor t
in Output 68.5.1.
Output 68.5.1: A Generalized Cyclic Incomplete Block Design
Plot Factors  

Factor  Select  Levels  Order 
b  10  10  Random 
p  4  4  Random 
Treatment Factors  

Factor  Select  Levels  Order  Initial Block / Increment 
t  4  30  Cyclic  (1 3 4 26) / 2 
b  p  t  

2  2  3  1  4  1  3  4  26 
1  3  2  4  1  3  5  6  28 
3  2  3  4  1  5  7  8  30 
10  4  2  3  1  7  9  10  2 
9  4  1  2  3  9  11  12  4 
4  1  3  2  4  11  13  14  6 
5  1  2  4  3  13  15  16  8 
8  3  2  4  1  15  17  18  10 
7  2  4  1  3  17  19  20  12 
6  2  1  4  3  19  21  22  14 