LVB 1.0: new program for reconstructing evolution

Daniel Barker sokal at holyrood.ed.ac.uk
Wed Jul 30 12:38:31 EST 1997


LVB 1.0: reconstructing evolution using parsimony and simulated annealing

This uses the familiar criterion of unweighted reversible parsimony, with
simulated annealing to search for parsimonious trees. This will be better
than hill-climbing (steepest descent) when the data matrix is large (e.g.
over 50 objects).

The program and manual are free. They are available from

http://www.icmb.ed.ac.uk/sokal.html


Daniel Barker,
Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology,
University of Edinburgh,
Daniel Rutherford Building,
King's Buildings,
Mayfield Road,
Edinburgh
EH9 3JR





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