kinship2: Pedigree functions

Routines to handle family data with a pedigree object. 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: 1.5.7
Depends: R (≥ 2.14.0), Matrix, quadprog
Published: 2014-03-20
Author: Terry Therneau, Elizabeth Atkinson, Jason Sinnwell, Daniel Schaid, Shannon McDonnell
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 Example
Package source: kinship2_1.5.7.tar.gz
OS X binary: kinship2_1.5.7.tgz
Windows binary:
Old sources: kinship2 archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: fat2Lpoly, LCAextend, MasterBayes, paramlink, pedantics, pedgene, RVsharing
Reverse imports: MESS
Reverse suggests: coxme, gap, Mangrove, multic, pbatR, seqMeta, skatMeta