Journal Article

PopABC: a program to infer historical demographic parameters

Joao S. Lopes, David Balding and Mark A. Beaumont

in Bioinformatics

Volume 25, issue 20, pages 2747-2749
Published in print October 2009 | ISSN: 1367-4803
Published online August 2009 | e-ISSN: 1460-2059 | DOI:
PopABC: a program to infer historical demographic parameters

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Summary: PopABC is a computer package for inferring the pattern of demographic divergence of closely related populations and species. The software performs coalescent simulation in the framework of approximate Bayesian computation (ABC). PopABC can also be used to perform Bayesian model choice to discriminate between different demographic scenarios. The program can be used either for research or for education and teaching purposes.

Availability and Implementation: Source code and binaries are freely available at∼sar05sal/software.htm. The program was implemented in C and can run on UNIX, MacOSX and Windows operating systems.


Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

Journal Article.  1606 words. 

Subjects: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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