[R] Population simulation.

Anon. bob.ohara at helsinki.fi
Mon Jul 26 09:08:06 CEST 2004

assuncao.senra at portugalmail.com wrote:
 > Hello,
 > can anyone tell me if R has any special function for simulating the 
 > of human populations? Something like the genetic algorithm?
 > I need to simulate a sample of a population with a specific 
structure. Is
 > there something on R that can help me?
As others have pointed out, you need to give us some more details. 
There is an artile about simulation of ecological dynamics in last 
December's R News, which may be of some help:

If you're simulating something like a coalescence process, then it might 
be easier to use some specialist software.  In that case, googling with 
a few relevant terms might be the way to go.


Bob O'Hara

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