Pedigree and genetic relationship functions

Bioconductor version: 2.10

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 <dnadave at>, with code contributions by Brian Kinghorn and Andrew Percy (see file COPYING)

Maintainer: David Henderson <DNADavenator at GMail.Com>

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biocViews Genetics, Software
Depends R (>= 2.4.0), gdata (>= 2.3.0), genetics (>= 1.3.0), MASS
Suggests RUnit, gtools
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License LGPL (>= 2.1)
Depends On Me
Imports Me
Suggests Me
Version 1.18.0
Since Bioconductor 2.0 (R-2.5)

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