scrm: Simulating the Evolution of Biological Sequences

A coalescent simulator that allows the rapid simulation of biological sequences under neutral models of evolution, see Staab et al. (2015) <doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btu861>. Different to other coalescent based simulations, it has an optional approximation parameter that allows for high accuracy while maintaining a linear run time cost for long sequences. It is optimized for simulating massive data sets as produced by Next- Generation Sequencing technologies for up to several thousand sequences.

Version: 1.7.5
Depends: R (≥ 3.1.0)
Imports: Rcpp (≥ 0.11.2)
LinkingTo: Rcpp
Suggests: ape, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat (≥ 0.9.0)
Published: 2024-01-08
Author: Paul Staab [aut, cph], Zhu Sha [aut, cph], Dirk Metzler [aut, cre, cph, ths], Gerton Lunter [aut, cph, ths]
Maintainer: Dirk Metzler <metzler at>
License: GPL (≥ 3)
NeedsCompilation: yes
Citation: scrm citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: scrm results


Reference manual: scrm.pdf
Vignettes: scrm-Arguments


Package source: scrm_1.7.5.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): scrm_1.7.5.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): scrm_1.7.5.tgz, r-release (x86_64): scrm_1.7.5.tgz
Old sources: scrm archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: coala, poolABC, poolHelper
Reverse suggests: jackalope


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