Approximate accuracy program for animal models including maternal effect and sire models
ACCF90 is a program to calculate reliability for EBV.
OPTION acc_maxrounds 15
Maximum rounds (default 20). Usually, between 10 and 30 but increase the number when the convergence is too large (e.g., > 1d-04).
OPTION conv_crit 1d-06
Convergence criterion (default 1d-06). usually between 1d-04 and 1d-06 but no < 1d-08.
OPTION cg 1 1 2 2
Specify the effect number for contemporary group for each trait. The default is the first effect (= cg 1 1 1 1).
OPTION hs 4
Specify the effect number for herd by sire interaction.
OPTION anim 5
Specify the effect number for animal (required).
OPTION mat 6
Specify the effect number for maternal (required if a maternal effect is included in the model). In a maternal effect model, the next effect of the maternal effect will be automatically the maternal permanent environmental effect (MPE).
OPTION pe 7
Specify the effect number for permanent environment (required if included).
OPTION type 1.0
Select 1.0 for dairy cattle (PTA) or 0.5 for beef cattle (BIF definition) (default 1.0).
OPTION add_residual 8 9
Calculate accuracies adding variances for 8 and 9 random effects to residual variance.
OPTION model animal
Select animal or sire model (default animal).
OPTION parent_avg yes
Output parent averages (default no).