Rosenberg lab at Stanford University


distruct version 1.1 is available as of June 28, 2007

distruct is a program that can be used to graphically display results produced by the genetic clustering program structure or by other similar programs. The figures produced by distruct display individual membership coefficients in the same form as used in "Genetic structure of human populations" Science 298: 2381-2385 (2002). Various options enable the user to control left-to-right printing order of populations, bottom-to-top printing order of clusers, colors, and other graphical details. [Example]

[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 software note from Molecular Ecology Notes 4: 137-138 (2004)]

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. It will produce a figure using the data that are represented in the Central/South Asia K=5 plot in Science 298: 2381-2385 (2002).

Please send comments or problems with distruct to Noah Rosenberg.

Software history

June 28, 2007 - changes to manual and software
October 14, 2003 - small changes to manual only
August 5, 2003 - small changes to manual only
January 4, 2003 - small changes to manual only
November 22, 2002 - initial upload of manual and software