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R/simcross is an R package to simulate general experimental crosses, including advanced intercross lines and the diversity outcross. It is intended to be a companion to R/qtl.


You can install R/simcross from CRAN:



A vignette describing the use of the package is available from within R (and also here). Load the package and then use the vignette function.

vignette("simcross", package="simcross")


The R/simcross package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 3, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

A copy of the GNU General Public License, version 3, is available at https://www.r-project.org/Licenses/GPL-3

Sources on github: