Population genetics simulations

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A few of you may know that I put together a series of simple simulations to illustrate principles of population genetics. I wrote the code a long time ago (in 1999 or 2000, as I recall), and I wrote it in Java, since it was the only language I could use to easily embed them in a web interface at the time.1 I've been meaning to convert them to Javascript for some time, because there are a couple that don't seem to work properly on Macs and I haven't been able to figure out why.

Well, it turns out I don't have to bother. Our friends at Panda's Thumb are already doing it. Not only will the Javascript versions be more portable and likely to work with any modern browser than mine, but the interface is a lot slicker and more flexible. Head on over and check them out. I think you'll find them very useful.

1Maybe I could have written them in Javascript at the time, but no one was using Javascript for anything fancier that dropdown menus at the time, so it never even occurred to me.

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