Welcome to Echidna

Developed free for non-commercial use. Echidna performs statistical analysis by fitting linear mixed models utilising the Average Information algorithm to estimate variance parameters.

Echidna is targeted for use in animal and plant breeding contexts.

Echidna is...

It is availale for Mac, Linux and Windows 64 bit systems.

There is no charge for using this program but there is a restriction. It may not be used for commercial purposes unless you hold a current ASReml licence.

To download the software, you need to first register, then login and agree to the licence conditions.

Note that this is an ALPHA software release, and is expected to be updated at least monthly. Please check the download page to see when the program was most recently updated.

Patch Notes for Recent Updates

As a metric of functionality Echidna can now successfully fit 118 of 200 ASReml Test Jobs.

February 4 2019; Update 62

January 31 2019; Update 61

January 22 2019; Update 59

January 16 2019; Update 58

January 2 Update 56

December 26 Update 55

November 28 Update 54

November 22 Update 53

November 12 Update 52

October 24 Update 48

October 18 Update 47

October 13 Update

Functionality yet to be included includes Factor_Analytic.GRM models, Prediction, VCC constraints.