History of the Genepop Web Project
The primary purpose of the original DOS based software is to compute exact tests for
the following :
In addition, the software computes estimates of classical population parameters, including:
- Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium
- Population differentiation, and
- Genotypic disequilibrium among pairs of loci
The package also has some ecumenical utilities which convert the input GENEPOP format files to
formats used by other statistical packages such as LinkDos, FSTAT, MONTY,
BIOSYS, and ANOVA file for heterozygosity.
- Allele Frequencies and other basic information,
- Fst and other correlations,
- Maximum likelihood estimates in the presence of a NULL allele,
- Nm estimates by the private allele method.
The program LinkDos is also provided with
Genepop, and we have also included it here.
This Internet version was originally developed in late 1996 as a joint project
School of Biomedical Sciences and the
School of Computing at
Curtin University of Technology.
The primary development team consisted of four 3rd year computer science students
under the guidance of Andrew
Marriot (Dept of Computer Science) as a Computer Graphics Imagery 352 project.
Co-supervisor for the project was
Associate Professor John Wetherall
(School of Biomedical Sciences).
The original development team consisted of :
Subsequent web page design and programming modifications :
- Terence Chang
- Robert Hendrie
- Jeremy Abercrombie-Higgins
- Rod Maddocks
- Eleanor Morgan (Project Coordinator)
Late in 1998, funding was obtained to improve the Genepop web site. The original version
implemented Genepop v3.1b options 4 & 5 only, plus the LinkDos program. The web version
is currently being upgraded to include all options of the Genepop program (v3.1c):
Also during 1998-9, a few bugs in the web version were discovered (often from international users of the web version - Thanks!) and resolved.
The web version now allows spaces to appear in identifier names (see Input/Output help file)
and allows loci names to appear on one line if separated by spaces.
Improvements have been made to the
output page for Option 1 (Allele Frequencies, etc). This module now includes summary tables for each population (all loci for that population)
and for each locus (all populations for that locus) as part of the output file. Summary info includes :
- Expected and Observed No of Homozygotes
- Expected and Observed No of Heterozygotes
- Global estimates of Fis according to Weir and Cockerham (W&C) and Robertson and Hill (R&H).
In September 2009, the web implementation was modified to use a direct compilation from the latest version of Genepop (4.0.10) provided by Professor Francois Rousset.
Any problems or questions should
be directed to
Eleanor Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org
This page last modified on
April 14, 2010
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