In article <raphael.744.001675B9 at indirect.com>,
Raphael Carter <raphael at indirect.com> wrote:
>Does anyone know of an MS-DOS program to track the spread of a gene through a
>>I'd prefer something that comes with source code, since my purposes would
>almost certainly require some modification. In fact, what would be most
>useful is an algorithm and/or a library of appropriate code snips.
I have a program, SIMUL8, that I use for teaching that simulates the
change of gene frequency of an allele in a set of human populations,
with the user able to set population size, fitnesses, mutation, and
migration rates. Versions for various systems (DOS, Mac, and Unix/X)
are available in C source code and executables by ftp in directory pub/popgen
on my workstation: evolution.genetics.washington.edu (188.8.131.52).
It depends in part on whether by "spread" Carter meant change of frequency
in a single population (which could be a human population) or whether he
meant spread through a geographically structured population. In the
former case my program will be more useable than in the latter.
Joe Felsenstein, Dept. of Genetics, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
Internet: joe at genetics.washington.edu (IP No. 184.108.40.206)