scrm: Simulating the Evolution of Biological Sequences

A coalescent simulator that allows the rapid simulation of biological sequences under neutral models of evolution. Different to other coalescent based simulations, it has an optional approximation parameter that allows for high accuracy while maintaining a linear run time cost for long sequences. It is optimized for simulating massive data sets as produced by Next- Generation Sequencing technologies for up to several thousand sequences.

Version: 1.7.4-0
Depends: R (≥ 3.1.0)
Imports: Rcpp (≥ 0.11.2)
LinkingTo: Rcpp
Suggests: ape, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat (≥ 0.9.0)
Published: 2022-02-14
Author: Paul Staab [aut, cph], Zhu Sha [aut, cph], Dirk Metzler [aut, cre, cph, ths], Gerton Lunter [aut, cph, ths]
Maintainer: Dirk Metzler <metzler at>
License: GPL (≥ 3)
NeedsCompilation: yes
SystemRequirements: C++11
Citation: scrm citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: scrm results


Reference manual: scrm.pdf
Vignettes: scrm-Arguments


Package source: scrm_1.7.4-0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): scrm_1.7.4-0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): scrm_1.7.4-0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): scrm_1.7.4-0.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): scrm_1.7.4-0.tgz
Old sources: scrm archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: coala, poolABC, poolHelper
Reverse suggests: jackalope


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