Inference concerning equilibrium and random mating in autopolyploids. Methods are available to test for equilibrium and random mating at any even ploidy level (>2) in the presence of double reduction at biallelic loci. For autopolyploid populations in equilibrium, methods are available to estimate the degree of double reduction. We also provide functions to calculate genotype frequencies at equilibrium, or after one or several rounds of random mating, given rates of double reduction. For details of these methods, see Gerard (2021).

The main functions for inference are:

`hwefit()`

: Fit either`hwelike()`

,`rmlike()`

,`hweustat()`

,`hwenodr()`

, or`hweboot()`

across many loci. Parallelization is supported through the future package.`hwelike()`

: Likelihood inference for equilibrium. This function estimates the rate of double reduction given equilibrium, and tests for at most small deviations from equilibrium.`rmlike()`

: Likelihood inference for random mating in polyploids. This function tests for random mating and estimates gametic frequencies given random mating. This function does not assume a model for meiosis.`hweustat()`

: U-statistic approach for equilibrium and double reduction. This function tests for equilibrium given double reduction rates and estimates these rates given equilibrium.`hwenodr()`

: Implements a likelihood ratio test that tests for Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium in autopolyploids given no double reduction.`hweboot()`

: Implements a bootstrap approach to test for equilibrium which is more appropriate for small samples and uncertain genotypes.

Functions are provided for calculating genotype frequencies for individuals and gametes:

`gsegmat()`

: Produces the segregation probabilities for gamete dosages given parental dosages and the double reduction rate.`gsegmat_symb()`

: Provides a symbolic representation of the output of`gsegmat()`

.`zsegarray()`

: Obtains offspring genotype probabilities given parental probabilities, the ploidy of the species, and the overdispersion parameter, for all possible parental genotypes.`freqnext()`

: Updates the genotype frequencies after one generation of random mating.`hwefreq()`

: Calculate genotype frequencies at equilibrium.

The bounds on the double reduction rate under the complete equational segregation model are provided by `drbounds()`

.

You can install the development version from GitHub with:

To cite hwep in publications use:

Gerard D (2021). “Double reduction estimation and equilibrium tests in natural autopolyploid populations.”

bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/2021.09.24.461731.

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

```
@Article{,
title = {Double reduction estimation and equilibrium tests in natural autopolyploid populations},
author = {David Gerard},
journal = {bioRxiv},
year = {2021},
doi = {10.1101/2021.09.24.461731}
}
```

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2132247. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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