VSNi, the data analysis software developer, announces the worldwide release of the 12th edition of its pioneering software for bioscientists, GenStat. This new release marks a significant step in VSNi’s commitment to supporting the need for precise and reliable predictions in scientific research throughout the world.
GenStat has long been the choice of bioscientists; now with new and enhanced features specifically designed to assist plant researchers and breeders, as well as developments for users in other areas, GenStat again proves itself to be at the forefront of statistical computing and demonstrates VSNi’s understanding of the needs of bioscientists.
New features include the addition of stability coefficients and genotype + genotype-by-environment biplots for use in variety trials, quantile regression and a suite of menus for QTL analysis.
Further enhancements have been made to the graphics, including facilities to allow interactive selection between plotting components, which will enable the user to add components to a basic plot to aid the interpretation of data. As with previous editions of GenStat, there have also been many enhancements to core areas such as regression, REML and multivariate analysis to ensure the statistical techniques remain relevant, reliable and current.
For a full list of the additional functionality see GenStat 12.
The Bioscientist’s Tool: GenStat is the only statistical analysis software that is, and always has been, developed by statisticians working in the biosciences. From its initial development at Rothamsted Research, arguably the world’s oldest agricultural research station as well as being considered to be birthplace of modern statistics, GenStat provides valid, accurate and reliable statistical computing in an easy to use Windows menu environment.
Good Statistical Practice: GenStat is proud of its unrivalled reputation among users and competitors alike for ‘promoting good statistical practice’. Roger Payne, Chief Technical Officer of VSNi explains:
“One of the guiding principles behind GenStat’s development from its conception has always been careful consideration for scientific validity. GenStat’s history and pedigree provides users with the security of knowing that the results from GenStat analysis are founded on sound statistical principles. GenStat’s intelligent and well-planned menu system and comprehensive suite of diagnostic messages work together to guide users to the most correct and appropriate analyses for their data. In short, you can use GenStat with complete confidence.”