These pages provide a guided tour through the main features and quirks of MERLIN.
The section on input file formats is recommended for
all users. The other sections will depend on the focus of your research. Merlin can
be used for parametric and non-parametric
linkage analysis, regression-based linkage analysis or
for quantitative traits,
ibd and kinship estimation, haplotyping,
error detection and simulation. Linkage
disequilibrium between markers can be accomodated in most analyses.