The main development is the introduction of an alternative functional method of associating variance structures with random model terms and the residual, akin to that used in ASReml-R, as an alternative to the former structural method, where the variance models were specified separately from the model terms. Using the functional specification, […]
We provide world class, leading edge software and services for the bioscience sector, particularly agri-science. Among our users are some of the world’s largest seed and plant breeding companies, relying on our software to help them develop new varieties.
GenStat – used for genetic analysis, mapping the genes that influence particular traits and helping researchers and plant breeders identify markers to breed desirable crop varieties. GenStat is also used to examine the effects of different crop treatments, as well as a range of other statistical analyses. “GenStat is so versatile – I have yet to come across a test that I need that GenStat does not provide.”
ASReml – for fitting linear mixed models using restricted maximum likelihood in plant and animal breeding and quantitative genetics. Specifically designed to fit very large and complex data sets efficiently, with unmatched model flexibility and high speed, due to its use of the average information algorithm and sparse matrix methods. “It is far faster than SAS, S-Plus and similar software.”
CycDesigN is a computer package for the generation of optimal or near-optimal experimental designs. Its focus is on the types of design that are needed when you have large numbers of treatments, as in variety trials.