GENSTAT is a general purpose statistical computing system with a flexible command language operating on a variety of data structures. It may be used on a number of computer ranges, either interactively for exploratory data analysis, or in batch mode for standard data analysis.
The great flexibility of GENSTAT is demonstrated in this handbook by analysing the wide range of examples discussed in Applied Statistics - Principles and Examples (Cox and Snell, 1981). GENSTAT programs are listed for each of the examples. Most of the data sets are small but often it is these seemingly small problems which involve the most tricky statistical and computational procedures. This handbook is self-contained although for a full description of the analysis and interpretation it should be used in parallel with Applied Statistics - Principles and Examples.
"…will prove helpful to those interested in getting a clear idea of the main Genstat features and also a computing reference for statistical students."
1. Admissions to intensive care unit 2. Intervals between adjacent births 3. Statistical aspects of literary style 4. Temperature distribution in a chemical reactor 5. A 'before and after' study of blood pressure 6. Comparison of industrial processes in the presence of trend 7. Cost of construction of nuclear power plants 8. Effect of process and purity index on fault occurrence 9. Growth of bones from chick embryos 10. Factorial experiment on cycles to failure of worsted yarn 11. Factorial experiment on diets for chickens 12. Binary preference data for detergent use 13. Fertilizer experiment on growth of cauliflowers 14. Subjective preference data on soap pads 15. Atomic weight of iodine 16. Multifactor experiment on a nutritive medium 17. Strength of cotton yarn 18. Biochemical experiment on the blood of mice 19. Voltage regulator performance 20. Intervals between the failure of air-conditioning 21. equipment in aircraft 22. Survival times of leukemia patients 23. A retrospective study with binary data 24. Housing and associated factors 25. Educational plans of Wisconsin schoolboys