SLiM is an evolutionary simulation framework that combines a powerful engine for population genetic simulations with the capability of modeling arbitrarily complex evolutionary scenarios. Simulations are configured via the integrated Eidos scripting language that allows interactive control over practically every aspect of the simulated evolutionary scenarios. The underlying individual-based simulation engine is highly optimized to enable modeling of entire chromosomes in large populations. We also provide a graphical user interface on macOS and Linux for easy simulation set-up, interactive runtime control, and dynamical visualization of simulation output.

Installation Instructions

Enable the COPR repository then install using DNF.

  1. sudo dnf copr enable bacarson/SLiM-Selection_on_Linked_Mutations
  2. sudo dnf install SLiM

On RedHat Enterprise Linux 8, the EPEL 8 repository with the CentOS logo is compatible, as RHEL is the upstream of CentOS; enabling the COPR repository as instructed above should work; if it doesn't work, please try the .repo file or the .rpm directly and if that fails contact Bryce Carson.

Mailing lists

There are two mailing lists. Please subscribe to either or both using the links below:

  • slim-announce: A low-volume mailing list for announcements only. Users may not post to this list.
  • slim-discuss: A higher-volume mailing list for questions, comments, bug reports, and discussion among users of SLiM.

Package issues

Issues with installation or package dependencies should be directed to Bryce Carson ( Examples of packaging issues:

  • The package fails to install
  • Dependencies for SLiM cannot be satisfied with the default repositories in the distribution of choice
  • Desktop integration issues

All other issues should be directed to the #slim-discuss mailing list or the upstream developer.

Active Releases

The following unofficial repositories are provided as-is by owner of this project. Contact the owner directly for bugs or issues (IE: not bugzilla).

Release Architectures Repo Download
Centos stream x86_64 (0)* Centos stream (4 downloads)
Epel for CentOS 8 x86_64 (0)* Epel for CentOS 8 (4 downloads)
Fedora 31 x86_64 (0)* Fedora 31 (4 downloads)
Fedora 32 x86_64 (0)* Fedora 32 (4 downloads)
Fedora 33 x86_64 (2)* Fedora 33 (10 downloads)

* Total number of packages downloaded in the last seven days.

Quick Enable

$ dnf copr enable bacarson/SLiM-Selection_on_Linked_Mutations
More info about enabling Copr repositories

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