### Searching for Multiple Response Conditions

Suppose you have the following data with two factors and three responses, and you want to find the factor setting that produces
responses in a certain region:

data a;
input x1 x2 y1 y2 y3;
datalines;
-1 -1 1.8 1.940 3.6398
-1 1 2.6 1.843 4.9123
1 -1 5.4 1.063 6.0128
1 1 0.7 1.639 2.3629
0 0 8.5 0.134 9.0910
0 0 3.0 0.545 3.7349
0 0 9.8 0.453 10.4412
0 0 4.1 1.117 5.0042
0 0 4.8 1.690 6.6245
0 0 5.9 1.165 6.9420
0 0 7.3 1.013 8.7442
0 0 9.3 1.179 10.2762
1.4142 0 3.9 0.945 5.0245
-1.4142 0 1.7 0.333 2.4041
0 1.4142 3.0 1.869 5.2695
0 -1.4142 5.7 0.099 5.4346
;

You want to find the values of `x1`

and `x2`

that maximize `y1`

subject to `y2`

<2 and `y3`

<`y2`

+`y1`

. The exact answer is not easy to obtain analytically, but you can obtain a practically feasible solution by checking conditions
across a grid of values in the range of interest. First, append a grid of factor values to the observed data, with missing
values for the responses:

data b;
set a end=eof;
output;
if eof then do;
y1=.;
y2=.;
y3=.;
do x1=-2 to 2 by .1;
do x2=-2 to 2 by .1;
output;
end;
end;
end;
run;

Next, use PROC RSREG to fit a response surface model to the data and to compute predicted values for both the observed data
and the grid, putting the predicted values in a data set `c`

:

proc rsreg data=b out=c;
model y1 y2 y3=x1 x2 / predict;
run;

Finally, find the subset of predicted values that satisfy the constraints, sort by the unconstrained variable, and display
the top five predictions:

data d;
set c;
if y2<2;
if y3<y2+y1;
proc sort data=d;
by descending y1;
run;
data d; set d;
if (_n_ <= 5);
proc print;
run;

The results are displayed in Figure 99.5. They indicate that optimal values of the factors are around 0.3 for `x1`

and around –0.5 for `x2`

.

Figure 99.5: Top Five Predictions

0.3 |
-0.5 |
PREDICT |
6.92570 |
0.75784 |
7.60471 |

0.3 |
-0.6 |
PREDICT |
6.91424 |
0.74174 |
7.54194 |

0.3 |
-0.4 |
PREDICT |
6.91003 |
0.77870 |
7.64341 |

0.4 |
-0.6 |
PREDICT |
6.90769 |
0.73357 |
7.51836 |

0.4 |
-0.5 |
PREDICT |
6.90540 |
0.75135 |
7.56883 |

If you are also interested in simultaneously optimizing `y1`

and `y2`

, you can specify the following statements to make a visual comparison of the two response surfaces by overlaying their contour
plots:

ods graphics on;
proc rsreg data=a plots=surface(overlaypairs);
model y1 y2=x1 x2;
run;
ods graphics off;

Figure 99.6 shows that you have to make some compromises in any attempt to maximize both `y1`

and `y2`

; however, you might be able to maximize `y1`

while minimizing `y2`

.

Figure 99.6: Overlaid Line Contours of Predicted Responses