Project With Brad McNeney

LDheatmap Code Enhancements

LDheatmap is an R package for graphical display of association (linkage disequilibrium) between pairs of genetic markers on the same chromosome. In the 10 years since its publication on the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN), LDheatmap has been cited in 139 research papers in fields such as agriculture and medicine. Development of the package has been slow in the past few years, and the list of feature requests from users is growing. The NSERC USRA will be responsible for:

  1. Familiarizing themselves with the LDheatmap code.
  2. Compiling feature requests and providing a preliminary assessment of the feasibility of each one.
  3. Writing R code to implement new features.
  4. Documenting all work.