PedVizApi: a Java API for the interactive, visual analysis of extended pedigrees

Bioinformatics. 2008 Jan 15;24(2):279-81. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btm577. Epub 2007 Nov 22.


PedVizApi is a Java API (application program interface) for the visual analysis of large and complex pedigrees. It provides all the necessary functionality for the interactive exploration of extended genealogies. While available packages are mostly focused on a static representation or cannot be added to an existing application, PedVizApi is a highly flexible open source library for the efficient construction of visual-based applications for the analysis of family data. An extensive demo application and a R interface is provided.


Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Computer Graphics
  • Models, Genetic*
  • Pedigree*
  • Programming Languages*
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface*