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.

part |119 pages


chapter Example A|8 pages

Admissions to intensive care unit

chapter Example B|5 pages

Intervals between adjacent births

chapter Example C|4 pages

Statistical aspects of literary style

chapter Example D|4 pages

Temperature distribution in a chemical reactor

chapter Example E|3 pages

A ‘before and after’ study of blood pressure

chapter Example G|7 pages

Cost of construction of nuclear power plants

chapter Example I|4 pages

Growth of bones from chick embryos

chapter Example K|6 pages

Factorial experiment on diets for chickens

chapter Example L|5 pages

Binary preference data for detergent use

chapter Example M|6 pages

Fertilizer experiment on growth of cauliflowers

chapter Example N|6 pages

Subjective preference data on soap pads

chapter Example O|4 pages

Atomic weight of iodine

chapter Example P|6 pages

Multifactor experiment on a nutritive medium

chapter Example Q|3 pages

Strength of cotton yarn

chapter Example R|4 pages

Biochemical experiment on the blood of mice

chapter Example S|6 pages

Voltage regulator performance

chapter Example U|4 pages

Survival times of leukemia patients

chapter Example V|3 pages

A retrospective study with binary data

chapter Example W|5 pages

Housing and associated factors

chapter Example X|4 pages

Educational plans of Wisconsin schoolboys