feat_size_change {coala}R Documentation

Feature: Instantaneous Size Change


This feature changes the effective population size of one population. The change is performed at a given time point and applies to the time interval further on into the past from this point. The population size is set to a fraction of N0.


feat_size_change(new_size, population = 1, time = "0", locus_group = "all")



A parameter giving the new size of the population, as a fraction of N0.


The number of the population whichs size changes. Can also be set to "all". Then the size changes applies to all populations.


The time at which the population's size is changed.


The loci for which this features is used. Can either be "all" (default), in which case the feature is used for simulating all loci, or a numeric vector. In the latter case, the feature is only used for the loci added in locus_ commands with the corresponding index starting from 1 in order in which the commands where added to the model. For example, if a model has locus_single(10) + locus_averaged(10, 11) + locus_single(12) and this argument is c(2, 3), than the feature is used for all but the first locus (that is locus 2 - 12).


The feature, which can be added to a model using '+'.

The feature, which can be added to a model created with coal_model using +.

See Also

For continuous size changes over time: feat_growth.

For creating a model: coal_model

Other features: feat_growth(), feat_ignore_singletons(), feat_migration(), feat_mutation(), feat_outgroup(), feat_pop_merge(), feat_recombination(), feat_selection(), feat_unphased()


# A model with one smaller population:
model <- coal_model(c(20, 5), 3) +
  feat_size_change(.1, population = 2) +
  feat_mutation(1.0) +
  feat_migration(0.5, 2, 1) +

# A model of one population that experienced a bottleneck:
model <- coal_model(10, 1) +
  feat_size_change(0.1, time = 0.3) +
  feat_size_change(1.0, time = 0.5) +
  feat_mutation(20) +

[Package coala version 0.6.0 Index]