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BGLR: An R Package for (Bayesian) High-Dimensional Regression

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The BGLR Package (Perez & de los Campos, 2014) implements a variety of shrinkage and variable selection regression procedures. In this repository we maintain the latest version beta version. The latest stable release can be downloaded from CRAN.


Please cite Perez & de los Campos, 2014 and Perez & de los Campos, 2022 for BGLR and Multitrait, respectively.


From CRAN (stable release).


From GitHub (development version, added features).

   install.packages(pkg='devtools',repos='')  #1# install devtools
   library(devtools)                                                     #2# load the library
   install_git('')                         #3# install BGLR from GitHub

Note: when trying to install from github on a mac you may get the following error message

ld: library not found for -lgfortran

This can be fixed it by installing gfortan, for mac os you can use this

Useful references:

1. Single-Trait Models

Examples BGLR-function

Other Omics

Markers or Pedigree and Environmental Covariates

-Wheat (SNPs and env. covariates): Jarquin et al. (TAG, 2014)

-Cotton (Pedigree and env. covariates): Perez-Rodriguez et al.(Crop. Sci, 2015)

Image Data

-Maize (Image data): Aguate et al. (Crop. Sci, 2017)

2. Multi-trait models

The Multitrait function included in the BGLR package fits Bayesian multitrait models with arbitrary number of random effects using a Gibbs sampler. A functionality similar to this is implemented in the MTM package. In this implementation is possible to include regression on markers directly assigning Spike-slab or Gaussian priors for the regression coefficients and fixed effects can be different for all the traits. We also have improved the sampling routines to speed up computations. Next we include some examples.

Supplementary scripts for the draft of the paper "Multi-trait Bayesian Shrinkage and Variable Selection Models with the BGLR R-package"


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