Arlequin is an integrated software package for population genetics data analysis. The goal of Arlequin is to provide the average user in population genetics with quite a large set of basic methods and statistical tests, in order to extract information on genetic and demographic features of a collection of population samples. The authors are Laurent Excoffier, Guillaume Laval, Stephan Schneider, and Heidi Lischer.


The web site of the newest version ( can be found here.

It includes binaries for console versions under Linux, MacOSX and Windows, as well as a Windows graphical version


Excoffier, L. and H.E. L. Lischer (2010) Arlequin suite ver 3.5: A new series of programs to perform population genetics analyses under Linux and Windows. Mol. Eco. Res. 10: 564-567.