Plot Linkage Group Maps with Quantitative Trait Loci

Produces high resolution, publication ready linkage maps and quantitative trait loci maps. Input can be output from 'R/qtl', simple text or comma delimited files. Output is currently a portable document file.

Plot Linkage Group Maps with QTLs

Install LinkageMapView by downloading the latest CRAN release:


If you wish to install the latest developmental release

First install the devtools package.


Then to install LinkageMapView:

devtools:: install_github("louellette/LinkageMapView",build_vignettes=TRUE)

Once installed:


To see examples and parameter descriptions:


Feel free to add Issues for problems or questions.


Reference manual

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2.1.2 by Lisa Ouellette, 4 years ago

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Authors: Lisa Ouellette [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-3 license

Imports qtl, plotrix, grDevices, graphics, utils, RColorBrewer

Suggests rmarkdown, testthat, knitr

See at CRAN