This page was updated on 2012-12-16 (NZST) and is tagged asreml, statistics, software.
Since I run all my non-genetic statistical analyses in R and created the ASReml cookbook in 2001, I thought it would be useful to 'translate' the cookbook to ASReml-R, the R package version of ASReml.
I see this document as providing an entry point to R for traditional ASReml users and to ASReml for traditional R users (used to nlme or lme4).
The translation effort is relatively recent, so these pages are in a state of disarray. Another difference is that I discovered that there were several users outside tree breeding—mostly animal and crop breeders—that were using the cookbook as a 'quick start', so I will try to cover a few things outside tree breeding. In addition, we have the crowd applying quantitative genetics to study natural populations and evolution; incidentally, we used ASReml to study the genetics of personality of squid around 2005-2006 (see my publication ).
If you see this document (both structure and content) changing often take it as good news; that would mean that I am busy typing stuff. The notation of ASReml-R is relatively new to me, so I need to rediscover how to do things in this new beast.
If you are stuck preparing your analysis, please ask the question(s) in the ASReml forum. I barely have time to run my own analyses; I cannot provide direct help on ASReml.