GENEPOP is a population genetics software package originally developed by Michel Raymond (Raymond@isem.univ-montp2.fr) and Francois Rousset (Rousset@isem.univ-montp2.fr), at the Laboratiore de Genetique et Environment, Montpellier, France. The latest version of Genepop (4.2) is now available from http://kimura.univ-montp2.fr/~rousset/Genepop.htm. Genepop 4.2 runs under Windows, and can also be compiled to run under Unix or Linux. It will compile on Mac OSX machines if you have the developer tools installed. To compile under Unix or Linux, open a terminal window and cd to the Genepop source directory. Then issue the command:

'g++ -DNO_MODULES -o Genepop GenepopS.cpp -O3'

This latest version is easier to use and has some additional analyses (compared to v3.4) plus the ability to run in Batch mode.

The web version is still available for teaching purposes and for those who, for some reason, cannot run the latest version on their local PC or Mac. Below is the Genepop WWW menu with links to the data input and help pages. For further information on the Genepop program and its web implementation see the history page. NB the web version currently implements Genepop 4.2.

Option Status of Web Version Help Files
1. Hardy Weinberg Exact Tests Upgraded to Genepop 4.2 (compiled binary from source code provided by Francois Rousset) Option 1 Help
2. Linkage Disequilibrium Upgraded to Genepop 4.2 (compiled binary from source code provided by Francois Rousset) Option 2 Help
3. Population Differentiation Upgraded to Genepop 4.2 (compiled binary from source code provided by Francois Rousset) Option 3 Help
4. Nm estimates Upgraded to Genepop 4.2 (compiled binary from source code provided by Francois Rousset) Option 4 Help
5. Basic Information, Fis and gene diversities Upgraded to Genepop 4.2 (compiled binary from source code provided by Francois Rousset) Option 5 Help
6. Fst & other correlations Upgraded to Genepop 4.2 (compiled binary from source code provided by Francois Rousset) Some options and settings are not included in the web version. Option 6 Help
7. File Conversion Equivalent to Dos versions 3.4. Includes additional file conversion to ARLEQUIN format. Option 7 Help
8. Miscellaneous Utilities Suboptions 1-3 upgraded to Genepop 4.2 (compiled binary from source code provided by Francois Rousset). NB. Web version suboption 4 differs from PC version. Option 8 Help

Additional Help Files

When publishing results from the web version of Genepop, please cite the original authors of the software:

Raymond M. & Rousset F, 1995. GENEPOP (version 1.2): population genetics software for exact tests and ecumenicism. J. Heredity, 86:248-249

Rousset, F., 2008. Genepop'007: a complete reimplementation of the Genepop software for Windows and Linux. Mol. Ecol. Resources 8: 103-106.

The LinkDos program (P. Garnier-Gere and C. Dillmann. J. Heredity 83:239,1992) has also been converted to a web interface, providing a number of useful computations including analysis of linkage disequilibrium.

Any problems or questions should be directed to Eleanor Morgan at e.morgan@curtin.edu.au, or fill in an online bug report.

We also have a guest book in which we encourage you to make an entry.


This page last modified on January 7, 2013