Matesel is used to drive your breeding program. It makes selection and mating recommendations that can be used for a wide range of activities associated with breeding programs. See section An introduction to Mate Selection near the end of this document for more detail on what MateSel does.
These instructions cover operation of the three versions of MateSel:
Windows desktop version
Batch version: Command line batch versions for Windows and Linux
The first two of these provide a graphical user interface (GUI) that enables editing of parameters or changing the goal posts during the run, providing opportunity to discover what can be achieved across the many issues involved. They also help illustrate outcomes that are not desirable. The last version is useful for widespread and/or very frequent runs, where parameter settings are thought to be appropriate and there is little time to spend on each run.
The interfaces for the Windows and Web versions are similar. Most of the illustrations in this help file come from the Windows version, and are similar to what you should see in the Web version.
Download: MateSel Instructions (MS Word document)
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