(UDPATE: There is a new 2.0 version of the software)
- So that people who don't want to send me their data can still get their results
- So that people can estimate admixture proportions in all their relatives, as relatives can't be accepted in the Project
- So that people of mixed ancestry can get their results, as there have been limited opportunities for them to submit their data to the Project so far
- Most importantly, so that I won't have to do-it-myself ;-)
Of course, I will continue to ask for people to send me their data in the future: the calculator is made possible in part because of their contributions. Project participants have added benefits, such as the more specialized Clusters Galore or regional analyses.
If you are a project participant, you can still try DIYDodecad; you will get slightly different results than the ones you already have, because DIYDodecad does not use the same "random seed" as ADMIXTURE, and has a different default convergence criterion (maximum log-likelihood change of 1e-6 between successive EM iterations). You will also need the program in the future, as more "calculators" will be disseminated for it.
So, if you don't want to/can't join the Project, you can still get your Dodecad v3 results; you can also try the Dodecad Oracle with them. Also, feel free to leave a comment in this post with your results.
Related: some background on the creation of DIYDodecad