History

VSNi was formed in 2000 as a spin off from Rothamsted Research (RRES) and the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG). Using our shareholder organisations’ 30 years of experience in developing high-quality analytical software and solutions, VSNi is one of the leading providers of high end statistical tools.

GenStat, developed from the late 1960s, was by most accounts the first statistical software tool to be developed, and stems from the ongoing research activity at what is regarded as the birthplace of modern statistics: RRES. Rothamsted Research was founded in 1843 and has continued to be a centre of excellence for science, supporting sustainable land management and its environmental impact. Its scientific research ranges from studies of genetics, biochemistry, cell biology and soil processes to investigation into the ecosystem. More recently, and of increasing relevance, research has begun to focus on the impacts of climate change and the possible ways to mitigate them.

Our other parent company, NAG, is a recognised quality leader in its own field of analytical software. Founded in 1970, NAG specialises in the provision of software for the solution of mathematical, statistical and data mining problems. The services offered are used by companies and institutions in a diverse range of industries spanning the globe; industries such as financial analysis, science, engineering, education and academia.