Sometimes I got error messages like yours. Try with the following options:
- Delete the first line of your data file (where probably you have comments or the
variable names) and run the program without using the !skip option.
- Use the full file name, including the path; e.g. c:\...\dat.prn
- May be you are using a free format in your data file. Try using a fixed format,
with the first x columns for the first variable, then y columns for the second, etc.
So you have all the records with the same length.
- Check the size of your animal codes, maybe they are too big.
Even when ASREML usually has no problems with the use of !skip, free formats, etc
sometimes (if you are unlucky enough) it does. Good luck,
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