forrel: Forensic Pedigree Analysis and Relatedness Inference

Forensic applications of pedigree analysis, including likelihood ratios for relationship testing, general relatedness inference, marker simulation, and power analysis. 'forrel' is part of the 'pedsuite', a collection of packages for pedigree analysis, further described in the book 'Pedigree Analysis in R' (Vigeland, 2021, ISBN:9780128244302). Several functions deal specifically with power analysis in missing person cases, implementing methods described in Vigeland et al. (2020) <doi:10.1016/j.fsigen.2020.102376>. Data import from the 'Familias' software (Egeland et al. (2000) <doi:10.1016/S0379-0738(00)00147-X>) is supported through the 'pedFamilias' package.

Version: 1.6.1
Depends: pedtools (≥ 2.2.0), R (≥ 4.1.0)
Imports: glue, pedFamilias, pedprobr (≥ 0.8), ribd (≥ 1.5.0)
Suggests: ggplot2, ibdsim2, poibin, scales, testthat
Published: 2023-11-19
Author: Magnus Dehli Vigeland ORCID iD [aut, cre], Thore Egeland [ctb]
Maintainer: Magnus Dehli Vigeland <m.d.vigeland at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Language: en-GB
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: forrel results


Reference manual: forrel.pdf


Package source: forrel_1.6.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): forrel_1.6.1.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): forrel_1.6.1.tgz, r-release (x86_64): forrel_1.6.1.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): forrel_1.6.0.tgz
Old sources: forrel archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: pedsuite
Reverse imports: dvir, forensIT, KLINK, mispitools, pedbuildr


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