GENLIB is an R tool for the analysis of genealogical data. The functions include extracting and selecting portions of data and individuals, descriptive statistics, inbreeding, kinship, and genetic contribution computations.


Phylogenetics;Population genetics


  • Operation: Probabilistic sequence generation

  • Software interface: Command-line user interface

  • Language: R, C++

  • License: GNU General Public License v3

  • Cost: Free

  • Version name: 1.1.5

  • Credit: Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ), FRSQ Réseau de Médecine Génétique Appliquée (RMGA), Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

  • Input: -

  • Output: -

  • Contact: Héloïse Gauvin, Jean-François Lefebvre, Claudia Moreau, Eve-Marie Lavoie, Damian Labuda, Hélène Vézina, Marie-Hélène Roy-Gagnon

  • Collection: -

  • Maturity: -


  • GENLIB: an R package for the analysis of genealogical data.
  • Gauvin H, Lefebvre JF, Moreau C, Lavoie EM, Labuda D, Vézina H, Roy-Gagnon MH. GENLIB: an R package for the analysis of genealogical data. BMC Bioinformatics. 2015 May 15;16:160. doi: 10.1186/s12859-015-0581-5. PMID: 25971991; PMCID: PMC4431039.
  • PMID: 25971991
  • PMC: PMC4431039

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