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Pedigree Functions

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Routines to handle family data with a Pedigree object. The initial purpose was to create correlation structures that describe family relationships such as kinship and identity-by-descent, which can be used to model family data in mixed effects models, such as in the coxme function. Also includes a tool for Pedigree drawing which is focused on producing compact layouts without intervention. Recent additions include utilities to trim the Pedigree object with various criteria, and kinship for the X chromosome.

Author: Louis Le Nézet [aut, cre] , Jason Sinnwell [aut], Terry Therneau [aut], Daniel Schaid [ctb], Elizabeth Atkinson [ctb], Louis Le Nezet [ctb]

Maintainer: Louis Le Nézet <louislenezet at>

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Pedigree alignment details HTML R Script
Pedigree kinship() details HTML R Script
Pedigree object HTML R Script
Pedigree plotting details HTML R Script
Pedixplorer tutorial HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Alignment, DataRepresentation, Genetics, Software
Version 1.0.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.19 (R-4.4) (< 6 months)
License Artistic-2.0
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