MetaSim 0.9.5 is available as a free download on our software library. This download was scanned by our built-in antivirus and was rated as safe. The actual developer of the free program is Daniel H. Huson and Felix Ott. The file size of the latest downloadable installation package is 14.7 MB. MetaSim relates to Education Tools.
From the developer:
MetaSim can be used to generate collections of synthetic reads that reflect the diverse taxonomical composition of typical metagenome data sets. Based on a database of given genomes, this program allows the user to design a metagenome by specifying the number of genomes present at different levels of the NCBI taxonomy, and then to collect reads from the metagenome using a simulation of a number of different sequencing technologies.
You may want to check out more software, such as RTSim, which might be similar to MetaSim.