kinship2: Pedigree Functions

Routines to handle family data with a pedigree object (2014, <doi:10.1159/000363105>). The initial purpose was to create correlation structures that describe family relationships such as kinship and identity-by-descent, which can be used to model family data in mixed effects models, such as in the coxme function. Also includes a tool for pedigree drawing which is focused on producing compact layouts without intervention. Recent additions include utilities to trim the pedigree object with various criteria, and kinship for the X chromosome.

Version: 1.8.5
Depends: R (≥ 3.4.0), Matrix, quadprog
Imports: graphics, stats, methods
Suggests: knitr
Published: 2020-02-10
Author: Jason Sinnwell [aut, cre], Terry Therneau [aut], Daniel Schaid [ctb], Elizabeth Atkinson [ctb], Carly Mester [ctb]
Maintainer: Jason Sinnwell <sinnwell.jason at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: kinship2 results


Reference manual: kinship2.pdf
Vignettes: Pedigree Examples
Package source: kinship2_1.8.5.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release: kinship2_1.8.5.tgz, r-oldrel: kinship2_1.8.5.tgz
Old sources: kinship2 archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: ElstonStewart, FamAgg, Familias, GESE, MasterBayes, pedgene
Reverse imports: FamEvent, famSKATRC, fat2Lpoly, GENLIB, LCAextend, LRQMM, Mega2R, MESS, optiSel, paramlink, pedtools, ribd, RVFam, RVS, SimRVPedigree, SimRVSequences
Reverse suggests: coxme, gap, Mangrove, pbatR


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