Prediction profiler: The prediction profiler tool enables simple multi-objective near optimization of response factors based on defined goals. Profile traces are displayed where the X-axis is the factor and the Y -axis is the output response. The profile trace is the predicted response as the X-axis variable changes while the other variables are held constant. The far right column are the defined desirability functions for each response. In this case both are set to a 'higher-is-better' shape. A recursive search function enables identification of the X variables which lead to maximizing the total desirability.