Founder and non-founder individuals in the pedigree

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Description

isFounder classifies individuals in the pedigree as founders (base) or non-founders (non-base individuals).

Usage

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  isFounder(x, col=attr(x, ".ascendant"))

Arguments

x

pedigree object

col

character, which columns should be checked, see examples

Details

By definition founders do not have any known ascendants, while the opossite is the case for non-founders i.e. they have at least one known ascendant.

FIXME: any relation with founderGeneSet in GeneticsBase

Value

Boolean vector.

Author(s)

Gregor Gorjanc

See Also

Pedigree

Examples

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  ped <- generatePedigree(nId=5)
  isFounder(ped)
  ## Based only on fathers
  isFounder(ped, col=c("father"))
  ## Works also only on a part of a pedigree
  isFounder(ped[1:5, ])