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Forwsim specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_06850
Name Forwsim
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages C++
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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A Model for the Effect of Homologous Recombination on Microbial Diversification

Genome Biol Evol
PMCID: 3240962
PMID: 22071790
DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evr110
call_split See protocol

[…] ical niche and to escape the effects of selection and drift in the ancestral population ().The bactsimDF simulator was modified from the algorithm and code of the forward in time population simulator forwsim (). The algorithm used by forwsim to increase simulation speed is detailed elsewhere (), so we will only describe it briefly here. The populations being modeled are neutral Wright–Fisher popul […]


Simulation of Genes and Genomes Forward in Time

Curr Genomics
PMCID: 2851118
PMID: 20808525
DOI: 10.2174/138920210790218007

[…] of less efficiency than other non dynamic languages as C++ and this will be evident when largest population sizes, sequence length and/or generation number must be simulated. On the other side, it is forwsim [], which implements a very efficient simulator but with somewhat limited model options. To do so, it uses a forward-backward scheme i.e. exploits the genealogical information of several gener […]

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Forwsim institution(s)
Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, NY, USA

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