In the UNIX world, a standard way of providing online documentation of programs is to write man pages. These are ASCII text files with embedded troff commands. UNIX versions of QTL Cartographer have man pages for all the programs in the suite. On a UNIX system, if the man pages are in the correct subdirectory (in essence, if the subdirectory that contains the man pages is defined in the environmental variable MANPATH), then you can get the online help with a command such as
% man RmapWe provide html versions of the man pages on the web server for Macintosh and Windows users. If you have World Wide Web access, first point your browser to our home page:
http://statgen.ncsu.edu/Then, click on QTL Cartographer link under the Software menu. Follow it to the online man pages. You can also access the rest of the QTL Cartographer manual, the ftp server for the programs and other supplemental material. The manual is written in LATEX2e and has been translated into HTML by the program html2latex.
The complete set of man pages are reprinted here for your benefit. Here follow the LATEX formatted versions of the man pages.
Since the documentation will change regularly, it is a good idea to check the Web site for the current online manual. The web pages will always be updated with the manual updates