Rosenberg lab at Stanford University


MicroDrop is a program that estimates allelic dropout rates from nonreplicated microsatellite genotype data. MicroDrop uses the estimated dropout rates to provide imputed data sets that sample missing genotypes (and replace some homozygous genotypes) using an allele frequency model with or without Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium.

[Download software package (includes the manual)] (you will be directed first to a registration page and we would very much appreciate if you register)
[Download manual]
[Download article (Genetics 192: 651-669)]

To use the UNIX versions, unzip and untar the files in an appropriate directory using

gunzip filename.tar.gz; tar xvf filename.tar
where "filename.tar.gz" is the downloaded file. Winzip will unzip the Windows version. Run the program by typing
in UNIX or
from a Dos prompt in Windows.

Please send comments or problems with MicroDrop to Chaolong Wang.

Software history

December 30, 2012 - upload of version 1.01 manual and software
October 3, 2012 - citation updated in manual; no changes to software
August 15, 2012 - upload of version 1.0 manual and software