Documentation for KIN
27-11-2001 JH Zhao
This distribution includes a driver program and an executable program based on Morgan v2.0/kinship and Werner pedigree example. The remaining source code is available from (http://www.stat.washington.edu/thompson/Genepi/Morgan.shtml). Note Morgan v2.3 has kin program to handle for more sophisticated pedigree.
A list of files
kin.exe Executable program
readme This file
werner.pre A pre-MakePed file
werner.kin Output for werner.pre
werner.pre is a sample input file in LINKAGE pre-MakePed format. Basically it includes family ID plus triple information of individual ID, father ID, and mother ID. If you wish to know more about that format, please consult Prof Jurg Ott’s website at http://linkage.rockefeller.edu.
werner.kin was obtained from werner.pre by following command
kin werner.pre werner.kin
Note Under Windows system this is only possible under MS-DOS prompt. To enter this mode, follow the sequence below,
Click Start -> Run, and type command, cd \your_kin_directory
The MS-DOS windows may be too small on WinNT, you can press Alt+Enter to toggle between high-resolution small window and low-resolution large window. You can switch between you Windows tasks using Alt+Tab.
If your system has MS-DOS Prompt in the Programs list, you can follow the sequence below,
Click Start -> Programs -> MS-DOS Prompt, cd \your_kin_directory
Otherwise the program automatically enters interactive mode, asking for pedigree ID, individual ID, father ID and mother ID. Like Morgan you will also need tell the program when your input ends by signalling EOF (end of file), i.e. ^Z for MS-DOS and ^D for Unix.
When you finish a MS-DOS session use exit command to give control back to Windows.