Genstat is a very general statistics program developed by VSN International Ltd (VSNi), in collaboration with practising statisticians at Rothamsted Research and other organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and the UK.
The Genstat command language includes facilities for many standard forms of analysis, including basic statistics, nonparametric tests, distribution fitting, linear and non-linear regression, generalized linear models (GLMs), generalized additive models (GAMs), analysis of designed experiments (ANOVA), analysis of variance components (REML), multivariate and cluster analysis and time series analysis. Genstat also includes many commands for data management, calculation, and manipulation, and graphical display.
The Genstat language is designed to be extended by the user, primarily through the use of procedures. Included with Genstat is a copy of the most recent Procedure Library, ‘Refman3.pdf’, which contains contributions from many Genstat users worldwide. If you installed Genstat in the default location you will find this file in C:\Program Files\GenxxEd\Doc. Alternatively, you can download this file within Genstat by selecting Help | Reference Manual | Procedures.
The Windows interface to the Genstat language provides a simple menu-based approach to many common operations, such as loading, editing and plotting data, as well as the more common statistical techniques. At any time, you can use the Genstat command language to extend an analysis to include features not explicitly available from the menu bar, as well as producing analyses solely via commands. See the Introduction for further information on using Genstat in the Windows environment.
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The Genstat home page can be accessed at https://vsni.co.uk/software/genstat/