Comparative Analysis Package - CAIC v2.0

Andrew Rambaut andrew.rambaut at zoo.ox.ac.uk
Tue Aug 29 06:15:05 EST 1995


Announcing version 2 of the CAIC comparative analysis package

	Version 2 of Comparative Analysis by Independent Contrasts (CAIC) is now
available. 
CAIC computes phylogenetically independent contrasts from comparative
data, allowing valid 
statistical testing of adaptational hypotheses. Unlike previous versions,
this version runs on any 
Macintosh. It is also simpler to use. The manual has been updated and
expanded: as well as 
providing an introduction to the logic of independent contrasts, it gives
guidance on using CAIC to 
test hypotheses of correlated evolution among traits, rate variation
among traits or taxa, and grade 
shifts.

	The package can be downloaded via anonymous ftp or from the World-Wide
Web.

	FTP: The server is evolve.zps.ox.ac.uk and CAIC is in
//packages/CAIC/CAIC.sea

	WWW: CAIC!s page is http://evolve.zps.ox.ac.uk/CAIC/CAIC.html

	A paper describing the new version has recently been published. It is A.
Purvis and A. 
Rambaut (1995) Comparative analysis by independent contrasts (CAIC): an
Apple Macintosh 
application for analysing comparative data.  Computer Appl. Biosciences
11, 247-251.

Andy Purvis,
Andrew Rambaut.
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  Andrew Rambaut,                                          
  Zoology Department,       EMAIL - Andrew.Rambaut at zoology.ox.ac.uk
  University of Oxford,  
  South Parks Road, Oxford, England.        
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