Well, it has been a while since the last newsletter and a quick glance at this one will tell you why. Http://monstersessay.com/custom-essay-service/ New corporate branding, new website, GenStat 9th edition and ASReml 2 have all been keeping us a little busy.
GenStat 9th edition is From eagerly awaited, containing many improvements that our fantastically loyal user groups have suggested. From new interface and help functions to more statistics and graphics menus – each development has been included for one reason – you.
We’re also delighted to be launching ASReml 2, and yes it has taken a while. ASReml is rightly known as one of the best Reml packages around, users rely on it, so we needed to get ASReml 2 right. And we have. Take a look at the new releases section.
Talking of ASReml 2, Dr Arthur Gilmour, one of the Reml gurus, will be running a workshop for us in August. This is a rare chance to develop your Reml skills alongside the master, why not join us? Many places are already taken, so book now to avoid disappointment.
Finally, congratulations to Professor Nelder on his IBS Honorary Life Member Award.
Oh – and don’t forget to visit our new website at: www.vsni.co.uk
We are delighted to announce the release of GenStat 9th Edition.
“The new statistical features and interface enhancements in the 9th Edition maintain VSNi’s reputation for providing state-of-the-art statistics in a very convenient framework” says Prof. Roger Payne, Chief Technical Officer of VSN International.
New statistical features include complex surveys, diversity statistics, split-line regression and Bayesian analyses using the DEMC algorithm. Permutation and exact tests can be done for regression, generalized linear models, analysis of variance and nonparametric analyses. Other anova enhancements include screening tests for unbalanced data and multitiered analyses.
“The release further enhances GenStat’s existing strengths in anova and generalized linear models, while adding new facilities for areas such as ecology, microarray and survey analysis.”
New, more efficient algorithms are provided for analysing hierarchical generalized linear models, and examples are included from the new CRC book by Youngjo Lee, John Nelder and Yudi Pawitan. There are also many enhancements to the general user interface, including the ability to include Greek letters and mathematical symbols in output, multi-tabbed spreadsheets and new tree-view facilities to access data and windows.
ASReml is a statistical package that fits linear mixed models using Residual Maximum Likelihood (REML). Linear mixed effects models provide a rich and flexible tool for the analysis of many data sets commonly arising in the agricultural, biological, medical and environmental sciences. Typical applications include the analysis of (un)balanced longitudinal data, repeated measures analysis, the analysis of (un)balanced designed experiments, the analysis of multi-environment trials, the analysis of both univariate and multivariate animal breeding and genetics data and the analysis of regular or irregular spatial data.
ASReml is a joint project of NSW Department of Primary Industries and Rothamsted Research. It provides a stable platform for delivering well established procedures while also delivering current research in the application of linear mixed models. The strength of ASReml is the use ncaa of the Average Information (AI) algorithm and sparse matrix methods for fitting the linear mixed model. As a result, ASReml analyses large and complex data sets more efficiently than other packages.
As you will have probably gathered by now, we have launched our new website. Click here to take a look. Actually, some of you have already visited whilst we were trialling and testing – and thank you for your positive feedback.We are really pleased with the development. It looks cleaner, information is much easier to find, as are the downloads and relevant product support pages.As with our product development, we are more than happy to hear your views so please email us to let us know what you think.
VSN International bring you a unique opportunity to further your knowledge and experience of ASReml with the help one of the ASReml Personalized creators, Dr Arthur Gilmour, Principal Research Scientist of New South Wales Department of Agriculture, Australia. During his forthcoming visit to the UK we are pleased to announce that Professor Gilmour will be running an intermediate ASReml workshop in Hemel Hempstead on 29th and 30th August 2006.
Anyone who is already familiar with the ASReml system and wishes to increase their knowledge and use of ASReml analyses.
£790 per commercial participant (ex VAT) £590 per academic participant (ex VAT)
To give participants insight into the concepts underlying ASReml and hands-on experience with ASReml relevant to their own applications.
Places are already booking fast, so contact us today at training to book your place.
VSNi would like to congratulate Professor John Nelder on his International Biometric Society Honorary Life Membership, to be awarded at this year’s conference held in Montreal, Canada. This prestigious award can only complement his already extensive collection of honours, including the Royal Statistical Society’s Guy Medal in Gold awarded last year. John’s contributions include the simplex minimization algorithm, the theory of generally-balanced experimental designs, the methodology of generalized linear models and, more recently, their generalization to hierarchical GLMs. He is also the originator of the two widely used and highly respected statistical packages, GLIM and of course, our very own GenStat.
Warmest congratulations John.