Rmap creates a random map of molecular markers. The user specifies the number of
chromosomes, the number of markers per chromosome and the average intermarker
distance. If one specifies standard deviations for the number of markers and the
average intermarker distances, they will vary subject to the normal
distribution. The output gives a table of markers by chromosomes, with the
distances between consecutive markers (in centiMorgans) in the table.
If you specify an input file, Rmap will open it, determine if it is in
the same format as Rmap outputs, and process it based in the value
given to -g. If the input file is the output of MAPMAKER, then the
map will be reformatted from MAPMAKER into the Rmap output format.
Finally, there is a standard input format that Rmap can translate, and
is defined in the file map.inp that comes with the distribution of the
programs. Note that if the user specifies an input file, no simulations
will be done and the latter half of the command line options are ignored.