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Program for tree comparison

Margaret Novack novackm at NEVADA.EDU
Thu Apr 20 20:38:13 EST 1995

But couldn't you mark the trees into subsets with some kind of variable.
Something like this

Tree 1 versus a set of three trees.

Putting in a variable to specify subsets is easy, right?
Tree 1 is marked as group 1
Trees 2 thru 4 are marked as group 2

Then you can have the option of comparing distances between tree 1 and 
each of the others, or comparing distances between tree 1 and the 
consensus of the three others, or both.

I just think it is always most user friendly to have only one file (and 
also most programmer friendly.

Now I think you've gotten a nickel's worth

On 20 Apr 1995, Joe Felsenstein wrote:

> In article <Pine.OSF.3.91.950420081847.10168A-100000 at pioneer.nevada.edu>,
> Margaret Novack <novackm at NEVADA.EDU> wrote:
> >I think the "natural" method of input is one file with all the trees for 
> >which the consensus is to be computed.
> >
> >My .02
> Well, the question is how to do it when we have one tree, and a bunch of
> others, and want to get distance measures between them.  Or pairs of trees
> (produced, say, by two different methods) and want to measure distances
> between the members of each pair.  You are right that one natural method
> is a single file of trees, but we want to do something in these other cases
> too.
> -----
> Joe Felsenstein         joe at genetics.washington.edu     (IP No.
>  Dept. of Genetics, Univ. of Washington, Box 357360, Seattle, WA 98195-7360

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