Model File and CreationΒΆ

A core aspect of the PPP is the use of Model files, JSON-based files used to assign and store population models. A population model primarily consists of: the populations within the model; the individuals in each population; and a population tree. Model files offer various benefits within the PPP: i) automatic assignment of relevant populations, individuals, or other potential meta-data; ii) simplified process to examine multiple models; and iii) a single repository of all relevant meta-data.

Model files may be created and edited using our model creator.

An example Model file may be seen below:

    "name": "2Pop",
    "tree": "(Troglodytes,Verus);",
    "pops": {
        "Verus": {
            "inds": [
        "Troglodytes": {
            "inds": [