rsocsim - Socsim microsimulation R package, GitHub (April 2023), unpublished
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Socsim ('Social Simulator') is an open source stochastic microsimulation platform used to produce synthetic populations with plausible kinship structures using demographic rates as input. rsocsim is a R-package of socsim and useful related r-function which make the installation and use of Socsim less complicated. Socsim was originally developed for Unix at UC Berkeley [1-2], where it has been mantained for decades. The current release of rsocsim aims to be OS-agnostic and, for the most part, back-compatible with the original Socsim distribution (

Keywords: Global, kinship, libraries, microsimulation, simulation
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.