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Unique identifier OMICS_24672
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use Academic or non-commercial use
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages Fortran
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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http://didgeridoo.une.edu.au/km/WOMBAT/WWW/manual.html http://didgeridoo.une.edu.au/womwiki/doku.php

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PMCID: 5022708
PMID: 27785352
DOI: 10.5256/f1000research.7623.r10607

[…] use an asymptotic approximation for the the parametric sampling distribution of the estimated g-matrix to generate samples and estimate error, a method called mvn-reml available in the program wombat ; (iii) in a fully bayesian context, samples from the posterior distribution of the g-matrix can be used. these samples can then be used to calculate repeatabilities or confidence intervals […]

PMCID: 4207895
PMID: 25927468
DOI: 10.1186/s12711-014-0061-9

[…] pair/parent-offspring trio structure. the number of iterations in beagle was set to 30. pre- and post-analysis data manipulation was done with r [] and sweave []. reml analyses were carried out with wombat []., table summarises the results for all phenotypic traits across breeds for the following parameters: number of observations, mean, standard deviation and number of animals […]

PMCID: 4211878
PMID: 24531419
DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.2848

[…] mvlmms is computationally non-trivial, involving a multi-dimensional optimization for a potentially non-convex function. current algorithms for fitting a single mvlmm (implemented in software gcta,, wombat, asreml) employ two types of optimization algorithm: an initial expectation-maximization-like (em) algorithm, followed by a newton-raphson-like (nr) algorithm. this combines the benefits […]

PMCID: 3557447
PMID: 23362462
DOI: 10.1038/srep01163

[…] using the bh method by mt.rawp2adjp function in r (http://faculty.mssm.edu/gey01/multtest/multtest-manual.pdf). heritability and its estimation accuracy were calculated using ai-reml algorithm by wombat (didgeridoo.une.edu.au/km/wombat.php)., w.c., h.m., p.s. and y.z. contributed to the initial design of this project. h.m., p.s., h.w. and y.z. collected samples. z.s., f.t., g.w., h.w., h.z., […]

PMCID: 3548741
PMID: 23181486
DOI: 10.1186/1297-9686-44-35

[…] the only difference between the two models was the modelling of breeding values and additive genetic variance; fixed effects were the same for the two models. all analyses were carried out using the wombat software [], separately for each trait and breed. a more detailed description of the two models follows:, ∙ multiple-trait model, the multiple-trait across country evaluation (mace) [] […]

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WOMBAT institution(s)
Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia

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