Forensic Pedigree Analysis and Relatedness Inference
Forensic applications of pedigree analysis, including likelihood ratios
for relationship testing, general relatedness inference, marker simulation, and
power analysis. General computation of exclusion powers is based on Egeland et
al. (2014) <10.1016>. Several functions deal
specifically with family reunion cases, implementing and developing ideas from
Kling et al. (2017) <10.1016>. A novelty of 'forrel'
is the ability to model background inbreeding in forensic pedigree computations.
This can have significant impact in applications, as exemplified in Vigeland
and Egeland (2019) <10.1016>. 'forrel' is part of the
ped suite, a collection of packages for pedigree analysis. In particular,
'forrel' imports 'pedtools' for creating and manipulating pedigrees and markers,
'pedprobr' for likelihood computations, and 'pedmut' for mutation modelling.
Pedigree data may be created from scratch, or loaded from text files. Data
import from the 'Familias' software (Egeland et al. (2000)
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