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Title SLiM
Short Description A framework for implementing forward genetic simulations, including an interactive development environment and a highly flexible scripting language.
Long Description SLiM is an evolutionary simulation framework that combines a powerful engine for population genetic simulations with the capability of modeling arbitrarily complex evolutionary scenarios. Simulations are configured via the integrated Eidos scripting language that allows interactive control over practically every aspect of the simulated evolutionary scenarios. The underlying individual-based simulation engine is highly optimized to enable modeling of entire chromosomes in large populations. For macOS and Linux users, we also provide a graphical user interface for easy simulation set-up, interactive runtime control, and dynamical visualization of simulation output.
Version 3.4
Project Started 2013
Last Release 4 months, 1 week ago
  • Haller BC, Messer PW, SLiM 3: Forward Genetic Simulations Beyond the Wright-Fisher Model., Mol Biol Evol, March 1, 2019 [Abstract, cited in PMC ]
  • Haller BC, Galloway J, Kelleher J, Messer PW, Ralph PL, Tree-sequence recording in SLiM opens new horizons for forward-time simulation of whole genomes., Mol Ecol Resour, March 1, 2019 [Abstract, cited in PMC ]
  • Haller BC, Messer PW, SLiM 2: Flexible, Interactive Forward Genetic Simulations., Mol Biol Evol, Jan. 1, 2017 [Abstract, cited in PMC ]
  • Messer PW, SLiM: simulating evolution with selection and linkage., Genetics, Aug. 1, 2013 [Abstract, cited in PMC ]
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Last evaluatedSept. 7, 2016 (1459 days ago)
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