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Genstat 5 reference manual. Planned and written by the Genstat 5 Committee Statistics Department. Other contributing authors: J. C. Gower, G. T. Wilson; Technical writer: L. J. Paterson. (English) Zbl 0719.62006
Oxford: Clarendon Press. xviii, 749 p. £30.00/pbk (1989).
Genstat is a very general computer program for statistical analysis, with all the facilities of a general-purpose statistical package. All the usual analyses are readily available using the standard Genstat commands, or directives. However, Genstat is not just a collection of pre- programmed commands for selecting from fixed recipes of available analyses. It has a very flexible command language, which you can use to write your own programs to cover the occasions when the standard analyses do not give exactly what yout want, or when you want to develop a new technique.
This manual is the definitive description of Genstat 5. However, for learning about Genstat, there are two other books wich may be useful: P. Lane, N. Galwey and N. Alvey, Genstat 5. An introduction. (1987; Zbl 0705.62008), and P. Digby, N. Galway and P. Lane, Genstat 5. A second course. (1989; Zbl 0705.62009).

MSC:
62-04 Software, source code, etc. for problems pertaining to statistics
65C99 Probabilistic methods, stochastic differential equations
Software:
GenStat
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