kinship2: Pedigree Functions

Routines to handle family data with a pedigree object. The initial purpose was to create correlation structures that describe family relationships such as kinship and identity-by-descent, which can be used to model family data in mixed effects models, such as in the coxme function. Also includes a tool for pedigree drawing which is focused on producing compact layouts without intervention. Recent additions include utilities to trim the pedigree object with various criteria, and kinship for the X chromosome.

Version: 1.6.4
Depends: R (≥ 3.1.0), Matrix, quadprog
Imports: graphics, stats, methods
Published: 2015-08-03
Author: Terry M Therneau [aut], Schaid Daniel [ctb], Jason Sinnwell [aut, cre], Elizabeth Atkinson [ctb]
Maintainer: Jason Sinnwell <sinnwell.jason at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: kinship2 results


Reference manual: kinship2.pdf
Vignettes: pedigree Example
Package source: kinship2_1.6.4.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Snow Leopard binaries: r-release: kinship2_1.6.4.tgz, r-oldrel: kinship2_1.6.0.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: kinship2_1.6.4.tgz
Old sources: kinship2 archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: ElstonStewart, FamEvent, Familias, LCAextend, MasterBayes, paramlink, pedantics, pedgene
Reverse imports: fat2Lpoly, GENLIB, MESS, RVFam, RVPedigree, RVsharing
Reverse suggests: coxme, gap, multic, pbatR, seqMeta, skatMeta, solarius