selectFam {AlphaSimR}R Documentation

Select families

Description

Selects a subset of full-sib families from a population.

Usage

selectFam(
  pop,
  nFam,
  trait = 1,
  use = "pheno",
  sex = "B",
  famType = "B",
  selectTop = TRUE,
  returnPop = TRUE,
  candidates = NULL,
  simParam = NULL,
  ...
)

Arguments

pop

and object of Pop-class, HybridPop-class or MegaPop-class

nFam

the number of families to select

trait

the trait for selection. Either a number indicating a single trait or a function returning a vector of length nInd.

use

select on genetic values "gv", estimated breeding values "ebv", breeding values "bv", phenotypes "pheno", or randomly "rand"

sex

which sex to select. Use "B" for both, "F" for females and "M" for males. If the simulation is not using sexes, the argument is ignored.

famType

which type of family to select. Use "B" for full-sib families, "F" for half-sib families on female side and "M" for half-sib families on the male side.

selectTop

selects highest values if true. Selects lowest values if false.

returnPop

should results be returned as a Pop-class. If FALSE, only the index of selected individuals is returned.

candidates

an optional vector of eligible selection candidates.

simParam

an object of SimParam

...

additional arguments if using a function for trait

Value

Returns an object of Pop-class, HybridPop-class or MegaPop-class

Examples

#Create founder haplotypes
founderPop = quickHaplo(nInd=10, nChr=1, segSites=10)

#Set simulation parameters
SP = SimParam$new(founderPop)
SP$addTraitA(10)
SP$setVarE(h2=0.5)

#Create population
pop = newPop(founderPop, simParam=SP)

#Create 3 biparental families with 10 progeny
pop2 = randCross(pop, nCrosses=3, nProgeny=10, simParam=SP)

#Select best 2 families
pop3 = selectFam(pop2, 2, simParam=SP)


[Package AlphaSimR version 1.3.2 Index]