Computer simulation of biological evolution in structured populations

Public license software package 'Altruist'
by Agner Fog



Altruist is a software package for simulation of genetic evolution in structured or viscous populations. The purpose is to test certain scientific models. The program is free to use (public license).

Several simulation models are supported for the simulation of group selection, peak shifts, Wright's shifting balance, punctuated equilibria, speciation, and metaadaptation. 

The program runs on the standard PC/Windows platform. It has a full-featured user interface with many options for graphic and numeric representation of results, as well as file output. There is context-sensitive help everywhere in the program. The source code is available so that new models can be compiled.