Program for tree comparison

Korbinian Strimmer strimmer at wap18.zi.biologie.uni-muenchen.de
Tue Apr 11 07:47:11 EST 1995

To all tree reconstructors out there! 

Using the programs from the PHYLIP package of Joe Felsenstein I have
produced quite a huge number of trees written down as specified within
the "New Hampshire" standard for computer readable trees (an example 
for an unrooted tree may be  (a, b, ((c, d), e)); ) Now I want to compare
all these trees (that are all in one big treefile) to one specific tree
that is also given in another file. I want to count how many trees in the
big treefile are identical to the specified tree. As there are many
possibilities for writing down a given tree in the "New Hampshire"
form one can not simply compare the two files with a text editor
but one must think of another way. I suppose that this program must 
work in a way Consense (from PHYLIP) works, but Consense alone gives
no answer to my problem.

I am very sure that many people must have encountered this problem before,
and I am sure that there exists already a solution to this. If you know
how to deal with this problem please give me a hint and contact me!!

Thank you

Korbinian Strimmer

strimmer at zi.biologie.uni-muenchen.de

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