I have written a few programs for performing different types of analyses on codominant marker data sets. Although these are still maintained, I am moving away from developing programs in C, and moving towards creating packages and/or functions in R that take advantage of other R tools, and are more easily transportable across different operating systems.


STORM


STORM is a program written in C that uses Monte Carla simulations to test a variety of hypotheses regarding relatedness and mating patterns. Further details can be found in the manual or in the accompanying paper (Frasier (2008) Mol. Ecol. Resources 8: 1263-1266). It can be used on Windows, Mac, or Linux operating systems.

The STORM manual can be downloaded here.

A README file with installation instructions can be downloaded here.

The program can be downloaded using the links below. In all cases, click on the “Raw” button in the link to download the file:
Windows version
Linux version
Mac Version
source code

Additional instructions for installation on a Mac are here.

Some of the calculations (e.g. IR) require the genotypes to be formatted in a particular way. I have created a clunky Excel workbook that will do these conversions for you. You paste your genotype file (where the first column is individual identifiers, and the first allele for the first locus begins on column 2) into the worksheet named “PASTE”, and then get your converted genotypes from the worksheet named “RETRIEVE”. Please double-check your conversions! This Excel file can be downloaded here.


Rel-A-Tree


Rel-A-Tree is a program written in C that provides a means to cluster individuals based on relatedness values, and therefore assess patterns of relatedness without a priori information. Further details can be found in the manual. This program can be used on Windows or Linux operating systems.

The Rel-A-Tree manual can be downloaded here.

The program can be downloaded using the links below. In all cases, click on the “Raw” button in the link to download the file.
Windows version
Linux version
source code