scrm R Package
scrm is a coalescence simulator for the evolution of biological sequences. It is available as a command line program at scrm.github.io.
This R package contains a copy scrm, packaged for convenient usage in R.
It is recommended to use the current CRAN version. It can be installed from within R using
Use the function
scrm::scrm() to call scrm:
library('scrm') sum_stats <- scrm('5 1 -r 10 100 -t 5 -oSFS')
Help & Documentation
- The basic usage of
scrm::scrm()is explained in its R help page
- The package contains a vignette on scrm's command line arguments:
- Online documentation for the command line program is available in scrm's Wiki.
Please cite the following article when using scrm in a publication:
Paul R. Staab, Sha Zhu, Dirk Metzler and Gerton Lunter. scrm: efficiently simulating long sequences using the approximated coalescent with recombination. Bioinformatics (2015) 31 (10): 1680-1682. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btu861.
Please report any problems via the issue tracker
or via email to
develop (at) paulstaab (dot) de.
Please include the version you are using and the exact command that causes the problem including seed (if applicable) in the report. Also, feel free to suggest features there.