Data on mutually orthogonal Latin squares (MOLS)

This page contains catalogues of MOLS of orders up to 9, plus a few interesting examples of larger orders. The catalogues result from joint work with my former student Judy Egan for our paper Enumeration of MOLS of small order, Math. Comp. 85 (2016), 799-824 (please cite this if you use this data)

If you want to know what format these files are in, it is my usual latin squares format. In particular each file is a list of Latin squares, but should be interpretted as a list of MOLS. Beware: there is nothing in the file to indicate where one MOLS ends and the next begins, nor even how many LS there are in each set of MOLS. Caveat emptor!

First the catalogues. The following are exhaustive lists of species representatives for sets of k-MOLS(n) where 1<k<n≤9, (except when n=9 and k≤2, but we'll get to that in a minute). Each catalogue has been split into the maximal and nonmaximal species. If you want the whole catalogue just take the two parts and stick them together.

Maximal sets of mutually orthogonal Latin squares (maxMOLS)

A set of k MOLS of order n is maximal if it is contained in no set of k+1 MOLS of order n. All complete sets are necessarily maximal. Maximal sets of 1 MOLS are otherwise known as bachelor latin squares. Here are catalogues of the maximal MOLS (if no examples are mentioned for a particular value of k and n its because there are none).

Non-maximal sets of mutually orthogonal Latin squares

MOLS of larger orders

Perhaps the most interesting order for MOLS is 10, because it is the smallest order for which Euler's famous conjecture fails and is also the first case where we do not know the size of the largest set of MOLS. Here is a bunch of random MOLS of Order 10. They were generated by making Latin squares at random and then exhaustively finding their mates. Some squares have multiple mates, in which case the square will be repeated within the file, once for each of its mates.

Of course the question we'd all like to see answered is whether there is a triple of MOLS of order 10. The closest I've come is this example which is a pair of MOLS of order 10 that share 7 common transversals. If you can do better then let me know!

Also, I wrote a paper on pairs of MOLS that cannot be extended to any triple of MOLS. Here are some of the examples from that paper, namely MOLS of order 10, 14 and 18.

Parity of MOLS

Lastly here are some examples of sets of MOLS that demonstrate all plausible different parities (this is for a forthcoming paper with Nevena Francetic and Sarada Herke).