Gentoo is a GNU/Linux distribution that is highly configurable. Detailed here are ebuilds for some software that I have written in the past.

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Over time I've collected various bits of hardware and have with varying degrees of success managed to get them working under Gentoo.


I've written a few ebuilds for various packages over time, nothing fancy, but they're available below.


  • fugue : Haplotype reconstruction in individuals and families.
  • merlin : Powerful parametric and non-parametric linkage analysis software (includes pedstats).
  • plink : Powerful statistical analysis of whole genome association screens (GWAS).
  • qtdt : Quantiative trait association and linkage tests in nuclear families.
  • snphap : Haplotype reconstruction via EM-algorithm.
  • unphased : Haplotype reconstruction, association and linkage testing in populations and families.

Alternatively you can install the genetics set which includes all of the above and a definition of the genetics set for simple emerging.

A bundle of all of these builds is available sci-biology/genetics. Save and extract this to your local overlay (e.g. /usr/local/porage/).

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