spc4sts: Statistical process control for stochastic textured surfaces in R
- Journal of Quality Technology
- July 2021
- Volume 53 Issue 3
- pp. 219-242
- Bui, Anh Tuan, Apley, Daniel W.
Stochastic textured surface (STS) data (e.g., material microstructure microscopy images) are increasingly common in many quality control settings. Because of their stochastic nature, performing statistical process control (SPC) for STS data without requiring advanced knowledge of abnormal behavior is challenging, and there is no existing SPC software available to solve this problem. This article introduces the spc4sts RR package, which is the first implementation of recent developments that address SPC problems for STS data. The package provides tools for modeling, monitoring for defects and changes, and diagnosing variation and other patterns or modes that occur due to manufacturing and processing conditions.