Ravages was developped to simulate genetic data and to perform burden tests (a type of rare variant association tests) on more than two groups of individuals. Ravages relies on the package Gaston developped by Herve Perdry and Claire Dandine-Roulland. Most functions are written in C++ thanks to the packages Rcpp, RcppParallel and RcppEigen.
Functions of Ravages use bed.matrix to manipulate genetic data as in the package Gaston (see documentation of this package for more details).
In this vignette, we show how to simulate genetic data and we illustrate association tests using these simulated data. To learn more about all options of the functions, the reader is advised to look at the manual pages.