Assigning Ancestry Based on Population References

Assigns genetic ancestry to an individual and studies relationships between local and global populations.


AncestryMapper v2.0 (Release date: 2016-09-24)


  • Package altered and updated to use more precise arithmetic medoids as population references with new function calculateAMidsArith. See manual for more details.
  • Added function calculateAMidsArith: Similar to calculateAMids, input files are completely different. See manual for details. Added additional options, see ?calculateAMids for more details
  • Changes to function plotAMids: Added additional arguments and the ability to plot unspecified samples by default, see ?plotAMids for more details
  • Added function createMedoid.
  • Added function RefAdd.
  • Replaced old demo datasets with ones suitable for new method.
  • Maintainer changed from Tiago R Magalhaes to Eoghan T O'Halloran

AncestryMapper v1.2 (Release date: 2015-01-29)


  • Modified package to operate under new R release.

Reference manual

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2.0 by Eoghan T O'Halloran, 5 years ago

Browse source code at

Authors: Tiago R Magalhaes , Eoghan T O'Halloran

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-2 license

Imports svd, parallel, grDevices, graphics, stats, utils

Suggests knitr

System requirements: None, but greater than 12 GB of RAM highly recommended.

See at CRAN