The function

`idcoefs()`

was removed, since it relied on the no-longer-available package`identity`

.The deprecated

`kinshipX()`

,`inbreedingX()`

and`kappaIbdX()`

were removed, and replaced with an argument`Xchrom`

in`kinship()`

,`inbreeding()`

and`kappaIBD()`

.The function

`generalisedKinship()`

has been replaced with the much more versatile`gKinship()`

(see below).

New function

`identityCoefs()`

for computing condensed and detailed identity coefficients (“Jacquard coefficients”). Both autosomal and X-chromosomal versions are supported. This function supersedes`condensedIdentity()`

and`condensedIdentityX()`

, which will continue to exist, nonetheless.`condensedIdentity()`

gains arguments`simplify`

and`self`

, to match the new`identityCoefs()`

.Computation of identity coefficients by MERLIN (via the “–extended” feature) is implemented in

`identityCoefs()`

with the option`method = "merlin"`

. Note that MERLIN rounds the output to 3 decimals, reducing its utility somewhat.New function

`gKinship()`

for computing generalised kinship coefficients. Several algorithms are implemented, supporting various flavours (random vs. deterministic; distinct vs. non-distinct groups; autosomal vs. X).New container class

`gip`

for generalised IBD patterns. Includes a print method.New function

`coeffTable()`

collecting various pedigree coefficients in a single table.New function

`kin2deg()`

computing the degree of relatedness, as used e.g. by the software KING.

- Fixed bug in
`kinship(x, ids)`

affecting pedigrees in nonstandard order.

`kinship()`

now accepts a list of pedigrees as input.

The README has been rewritten and substantially expanded.

`kappaIBD()`

now accepts ped lists as input.In

`inbreeding()`

the argument`id`

is renamed to`ids`

and accepts vectors of length > 1.

New function

`ibdDraw()`

for illustrating IBD patterns in a pedigree. IBD alleles are represented as coloured dots or as letters.New function

`ibdTriangle()`

, which replaces`forrel::IBDtriangle()`

.`constructPedigree()`

now gives a textual description of the (usually double-half-cousin-like) pedigree it produces.

New function

`constructPedigree()`

, which constructs a pedigree yielding a prescribed set of IBD coefficients. This implements the algorithm described in https://doi.org/10.1007/s00285-020-01505-x.`kinship()`

gains a new argument`ids`

, which is handy when you only want the kinship coefficient between two individuals (and not the whole kinship matrix)Similarly,

`inbreeding()`

gains the argument`id`

for computing the inbreeding coefficient of a single individual.

- This is a minor release, resolving a CRAN request to fix a documentation issue.

- Initial CRAN release