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Unique identifier OMICS_12666
Name Discoal
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux
License GNU General Public License version 3.0
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Source code URL https://codeload.github.com/kern-lab/discoal/zip/master
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Andrew D. Kern

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Soft Sweeps Are the Dominant Mode of Adaptation in the Human Genome

Mol Biol Evol
PMCID: 5850737
PMID: 28482049
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msx154

[…] ong to each class. Because the number of genomic windows known to belong to each our five classes is limited, we must rely on simulation to generate our training data. To this end we used the program discoal () to simulate large chromosomal regions, subdivided into 11 sub-windows. Training examples for the hard class experienced a hard sweep in the center of the central sub-window (i.e., the 6th w […]

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Discoal institution(s)
Department of Genetics, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA; Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA

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