LDheatmap code enhancements
Supervisor: Brad McNeney

LDheatmap is an R package written and maintained by the Statistical Genetics Working Group at SFU. In the 10 years since its publication on the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN), LDheatmap has been cited in 139 research papers in fields such as agriculture and medicine. Development of the package has been slow in the past few years, and the list of feature requests from users is growing.  The NSERC USRA will be responsible for:

  1. Familiarizing themselves with the LDheatmap code,
  2. Compiling feature requests and providing a preliminary assessment of the feasibility of each one,
  3. Writing R code to implement new features,
  4. Documenting all work.