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strataG is a toolkit for haploid sequence and multilocus genetic data summaries, and analyses of population structure. One can select select specific individuals, loci, or strata using standard R '[' indexing methods. . The package contains functions for summarizing haploid and diploid loci (e.g., allelic richness, heterozygosity, haplotypic diversity, etc.), and haploid sequences by locus and by strata as well as functions for computing by-site base frequencies and identifying variable and fixed sites among strata. There are both overall and pairwise standard tests of population structure like PHIst, Fst, Gst, and Jost's D. If individuals are stratified according to multiple schemes, these stratifications can be changed with the stratify() function and summaries or tests can be re-run on the new object. The package also includes wrappers for several external programs like fastsimcoal2, STRUCTURE, and mafft. There are also multiple conversion functions for data objects for other population packages such as adegenet, pegas, and phangorn.


To install the stable version from CRAN:


To install the latest version from GitHub:

# make sure you have Rtools installed
if (!require('devtools')) install.packages('devtools')
# install from GitHub
devtools::install_github('ericarcher/strataG', build_vignettes = TRUE)


Vignettes are available on several topics:

To see the list of all available vignettes:


To open a specific vignette:

vignette("gtypes", "strataG")

There is also a tutorial detailing running fastsimcoal2 through strataG available through the function fscTutorial().


The paper can be obtained here, and is cited as (preferred):

Archer, F. I., Adams, P. E. and Schneiders, B. B. (2016), strataG: An R package for manipulating, summarizing and analysing population genetic data. Mol Ecol Resour. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12559

If desired, the current release version of the package can be cited as:

Archer, F. 2016. strataG: An R package for manipulating, summarizing and analysing population genetic data. R package version 1.0.6. Zenodo.


version 2.4.9 (devel)

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version 2.0.2 (current on GitHub)

version 1.0.6

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strataG documentation built on Feb. 28, 2020, 9:07 a.m.