The kinship2 R package for pedigree data

Jason P. Sinnwell, Terry M Therneau, Daniel J Schaid

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Abstract

Background: The kinship2 package is restructured from the previous kinship package. Existing features are now enhanced and new features added for handling pedigree objects. Methods: Pedigree plotting features have been updated to display features on complex pedigrees while adhering to pedigree plotting standards. Kinship matrices can now be calculated for the X chromosome. Other methods have been added to subset and trim pedigrees while maintaining the pedigree structure. Conclusion: We make the kinship2 package available for R on the Contributed R Archives Network (CRAN), where data management is built-in and other packages can use the pedigree object.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalHuman Heredity
Volume78
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Genetic linkage analysis
  • Graphics
  • Kinship
  • Pedigrees

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Genetics

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The kinship2 R package for pedigree data. / Sinnwell, Jason P.; Therneau, Terry M; Schaid, Daniel J.

In: Human Heredity, Vol. 78, No. 2, 2014, p. 91-93.

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Sinnwell, Jason P. ; Therneau, Terry M ; Schaid, Daniel J. / The kinship2 R package for pedigree data. In: Human Heredity. 2014 ; Vol. 78, No. 2. pp. 91-93.
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