ASReml is essentially a batch program with some optional
interactive features. The typical sequence of operations when using ASReml is
Prepare the data (typically using a spreadsheet or data base program)
Export that data as an ASCII file (for example export it
as a .csv (comma separated values) file from Excel)
Prepare a job file with filename
Run the job file with ASReml
Review the various output files
revise the job and re run it, or
extract pertinant results for your report.
So you need an ascii editor such as
to prepare input files and review and
print output files.
Your first job requires at least the 4 line types, in order,
that are shown in the example below. If your data file
has column headings, you can
generate a tempate
first 40 characters of the first nonblank line in an ASReml command file are taken as a title for the job. Use this to identify the analysis for future reference.
The title line may be preceeded by the optional
job control line.
This command file reads three data fields from the file
is a factor. The model fits a one-way analysis of variance
of the response variable
Zinc concentration study # Title line
Source * # Field definition lines
zinc.dat # Datafile line
LeafZn ~ mu Source # Model line