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Migrate estimates population parameters, effective population sizes and migration rates of populations, using genetic data. It uses a coalescent theory approach taking into account history of mutations and uncertainty of the genealogy.

Migrate is available as a module on Apocrita.


To run the default installed version of Migrate, simply load the migrate module:

$ module load migrate
$ migrate-n-mpi -h

Usage:   migrate-n-mpi <input file>

For full usage documentation, run migrate-n-mpi -h.

Example job

Parallel job

Here is an example job running on 96 cores across 2 ddy nodes using MPI:

#$ -cwd
#$ -j y
#$ -pe parallel 96
#$ -l infiniband=ddy-i
#$ -l h_rt=240:0:0

module load migrate

mpirun -np ${NSLOTS} migrate-n-mpi parmfile.testbayes