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FastCoal specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_07254
Name FastCoal
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Windows
Programming languages C++
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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PMCID: 3890628
PMID: 24387001
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-15-3

[…] by recombination hotspots along chromosomes in fine-mapping locations of disease loci. over the past decade, a plethora of coalescent simulators have been developed, e.g. selsim [], coasim [], fastcoal [], mlcoalsim [], and recoal [], to name a few. of them, five most representative and widely used coalescent simulators, hudson’s ms [], mshot [], markovian coalescent simulator (macs) [], […]

PMCID: 3044314
PMID: 21342589
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-12-S1-S6

[…] characteristic of sa is that the process is not markovian. the sequentially markov coalescent[] introduces modifications to the process to make the structure markovian. based on this model, in fastcoal[], the authors use an additional heuristic of retaining only a subset of local trees while moving along the sequence. however in all three, a probabilistic formulation of the underlying […]

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FastCoal institution(s)
Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Molecular and Computational Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
FastCoal funding source(s)
Supported by NIH grants GM069890-01A1 and HG002790-01A1.

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