This package is for version 3.18 of Bioconductor; for the stable, up-to-date release version, see GeneticsPed.

Pedigree and genetic relationship functions

Bioconductor version: 3.18

Classes and methods for handling pedigree data. It also includes functions to calculate genetic relationship measures as relationship and inbreeding coefficients and other utilities. Note that package is not yet stable. Use it with care!

Author: Gregor Gorjanc and David A. Henderson <DNADavenator at GMail.Com>, with code contributions by Brian Kinghorn and Andrew Percy (see file COPYING)

Maintainer: David Henderson <DNADavenator at GMail.Com>

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Calculation of genetic relatedness/relationship between individuals in the pedigree PDF R Script
Pedigree handling PDF R Script
Quantitative genetic (animal) model example in R PDF R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Genetics, Software
Version 1.64.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.0 (R-2.5) (17 years)
License LGPL (>= 2.1) | file LICENSE
Depends R (>= 2.4.0), MASS
Imports gdata, genetics
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