AlphaSim: software package for simulating sequence

John Hickey (Developer)

Research output: Non-textual formSoftware


AlphaSim is a software package for simulating sequence, genotypic, phenotypic, and pedigree data in a wide range of population types (e.g., animal breeding, plant breeding, human genetics, natural populations). In developing AlphaSim major emphasis was placed on flexibility, computational efficiency, and ease of use. Populations can have almost any pedigree structure, almost any type of selection, a wide range of genotyping platforms, and multiple traits with a wide range of alternatives for genetic architecture. Additionally, AlphaSim also includes features for genome editing, manipulating the recombination rate and its genetic architecture, performing optimal contribution selection, and other “tricks”.
Original languageEnglish
Place of Publication
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015


  • AlphaSim
  • Software
  • animal breeding program
  • plant breeding program
  • simulation


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