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The BGmisc R package offers a comprehensive suite of functions tailored for extended behavior genetics analysis, including model identification, calculating relatedness, pedigree conversion, pedigree simulation, and more.


You can install the released version of BGmisc from CRAN with:


To install the development version of BGmisc from GitHub use:

# install.packages("devtools")


If you use BGmisc in your research or wish to refer to it, please cite the following paper:

citation(package = "BGmisc")

Garrison, S. Mason, Hunter, Michael D., Lyu, Xuanyu, Trattner, Jonathan D., Burt, S. Alexandra (2024). “BGmisc: An R Package for Extended Behavior Genetics Analysis.” Journal of Open Source Software, 9(94). doi:10.21105/joss.06203

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

  title = {BGmisc: An R Package for Extended Behavior Genetics Analysis},
  author = {{Garrison, S. Mason} and {Hunter, Michael D.} and {Lyu, Xuanyu} and {Trattner, Jonathan D.} and {Burt, S. Alexandra}},
  journal = {Journal of Open Source Software},
  year = {2024},
  volume = {9},
  number = {94},
  doi = {10.21105/joss.06203},


Contributions to the BGmisc project are welcome. For guidelines on how to contribute, please refer to the Contributing Guidelines. Issues and pull requests should be submitted on the GitHub repository. For support, please use the GitHub issues page.


BGmisc is licensed under the GNU General Public License v3.0. For more details, see the file.