Genstat 15: A Comprehensive Statistics System for Data Analysis
Genstat 15 is the latest edition of Genstat, a data analysis software that offers a range of statistical techniques and data manipulation tools for researchers, analysts and students. Genstat 15 is designed to handle complex and large data sets, as well as to perform advanced analyses such as functional linear relationships, individual/animal models, parental models and QTLs. Genstat 15 also has a user-friendly interface that allows users to access its features through menus, dialogs or commands.
In this article, we will highlight some of the new features and enhancements that Genstat 15 offers, and how they can benefit your data analysis needs.
Genstat 15 can import and export data from various file formats, including new ones such as:
New compact format for spreadsheet (gsh) files (version 15 format).
Minitab version 14-16 worksheets.
R version 2.15 data frames.
Exporting colours to Excel 2007-2010 (.xlsx) files.
This makes it easier to work with data from different sources and platforms, and to share your results with others.
Genstat 15 has improved its graphics capabilities, allowing you to create more professional and informative graphs. Some of the graphics enhancements include:
Display headers and footers when printing graphs.
Full page printing of graphs using the A4 Portrait/Landscape settings of the areas list in the Frame tab of the graphics menus.
More options for customizing the appearance and layout of graphs.
With Genstat 15, you can easily visualize your data and communicate your findings effectively.
Data manipulation menus
Genstat 15 has added new menus for manipulating data in the spreadsheet, such as:
Table calculate menu: allows you to perform calculations on tables using expressions or functions.
Table sort menu: allows you to sort tables by one or more columns in ascending or descending order.
Menus to combine levels and slice tables: allow you to merge or split levels of factors, or to extract subsets of tables based on criteria.
Ability to rearrange the display of tables in the spreadsheet using the convert menu: allows you to transpose, stack or unstack tables, or to change their orientation.
These menus make it easier to manipulate your data in the spreadsheet without having to use commands or external tools.
Analysis of variance menus
Genstat 15 has improved its analysis of variance menus, allowing you to perform more robust and flexible analyses. Some of the improvements include:
New option to display warnings produced by homogeneity, normality and stability tests in the general Analysis of variance menu: allows you to check the assumptions of your analysis and identify potential problems.
New options for specifying random effects and variance components models in the general Analysis of variance menu: allows you to fit more complex models with different error structures.
New options for specifying contrasts and polynomial terms in the general Analysis of variance menu: allows you to test specific hypotheses or compare specific groups of treatments.
With Genstat 15, you can perform more accurate and comprehensive analyses of variance for your data. 29c81ba772