pedtools: Creating and Working with Pedigrees and Marker Data

A comprehensive collection of tools for creating, manipulating and visualising pedigrees and genetic marker data. Pedigrees can be read from text files or created on the fly with built-in functions. A range of utilities enable modifications like adding or removing individuals, breaking loops, and merging pedigrees. An online tool for creating pedigrees interactively, based on 'pedtools', is available at <>. 'pedtools' is the hub of the 'pedsuite', a collection of packages for pedigree analysis. A detailed presentation of the 'pedsuite' is given in the book 'Pedigree Analysis in R' (Vigeland, 2021, ISBN:9780128244302).

Version: 2.7.0
Depends: R (≥ 4.1)
Imports: kinship2, pedmut
Suggests: igraph, kableExtra, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat
Published: 2024-06-28
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.pedtools
Author: Magnus Dehli Vigeland ORCID iD [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Magnus Dehli Vigeland <m.d.vigeland at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Language: en-GB
Citation: pedtools citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: pedtools results


Reference manual: pedtools.pdf
Vignettes: Introduction to the pedtools package


Package source: pedtools_2.7.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): pedtools_2.7.0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): pedtools_2.7.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): pedtools_2.7.0.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): pedtools_2.7.0.tgz
Old sources: pedtools archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: dvir, forrel, ibdsim2, paramlink2, pedbuildr, pedFamilias, pedprobr, pedsuite, ribd, segregatr, verbalisr
Reverse imports: forensicolors, forensIT, KinMixLite, KLINK, mispitools, numberofalleles, relMix, simDNAmixtures


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