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Familias and related software

Familias is a program for probability calculations when inferring paternity and identification based on DNA data. Please go to http://familias.no for free download of the program and documentation. Lourdes Prieto Solla's blog parentela presents material relevant for Familias users in Spanish. The web page you are visiting now contains information on R Familias, Courses and the Book "Relationship Inference with Familias and R" by Egeland, Kling, and Mostad, available from Elsevier. The Familias program (and previously the pater program) was developed and maintained by Petter Mostad and Thore Egeland in the period 1994-2009. Since 2010 Familias has been extended in several directions (e.g., DVI (Disaster Victim Identification), familial searching, simulation, plotting) by the current developer Daniel Kling. Familias does not do computations for linked markers; for such computations, you may consider FamLink or, for X-chromosomal markers FamLinkX, both implemented by Daniel Kling. The R version of Familias, containing the core functionality of the windows version, was released in 2014 by Petter Mostad. This R version is used for plotting in Windows Familias and is also essential for Daniel Kling's software FamiliasPedigreeCreator, a simple tool to generate pedigree plots for multiple Familias projects at once.

Citing Familias

Updated Nov 22 2017. You may send comments to thore.egeland@gmail.com