Pedigree Functions

Routines to handle family data with a pedigree object (2014, ). 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.


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1.8.5 by Jason Sinnwell, 2 years ago

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Authors: Jason Sinnwell [aut, cre] , Terry Therneau [aut] , Daniel Schaid [ctb] , Elizabeth Atkinson [ctb] , Carly Mester [ctb]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL (>= 2) license

Imports graphics, stats, methods

Depends on Matrix, quadprog

Suggests knitr

Imported by FamEvent, GENLIB, LCAextend, LRQMM, MESS, Mega2R, RVFam, SimRVPedigree, famSKATRC, fat2Lpoly, optiSel, paramlink, pedtools, ribd, skater.

Depended on by ElstonStewart, Familias, GESE, MasterBayes, pedgene.

Suggested by Mangrove, coxme, gap, pbatR, pedmod, simfam.

See at CRAN