The SPECsim simulator

The SPECsim simulator is a simulator written in C which can be used to study phenomena of sympatric speciation by sexual selection in populations with different genotypes.

In particular, the SPECsim simulator allows the user to write a few C functions and macros in order to specify the structure of the genotype of the population and the default parameters of the simulation. Some of parameters can be also specified as command line arguments.

Four models are provided to study sympatric speciation by sexual selection in haploid and diploid populations in which female mating preferences are encoded into one or two loci of the genome.

Download SPECsim (zip archive)