Joe Felsenstein joe at evolution.genetics.washington.edu
Sun Feb 12 20:38:47 EST 1995

In article <patersoa.47.000D713A at lincoln.ac.nz> patersoa at lincoln.ac.nz (Paterson, Adrian Mark) writes:
>In article <25021210495148 at vms2.macc.wisc.edu> roc at VMS2.MACC.WISC.EDU (Raul O. Castillo) writes:
>>From: roc at VMS2.MACC.WISC.EDU (Raul O. Castillo)
>>Subject: PAUP
>>Date: 12 Feb 1995 08:49:55 -0800
>>Does any body out there know if a new version of PAUP is in the market yet?
>>Where I can buy one? It seems that Sinauer Publishers are going to sell, if
>>any body has their email address or phone number please send me.
>I would be interested in this information as would many other readers.  
>Perhaps it could be replied to on the newsgroup?

Here is the situation as I understand it, based on conversations with David.

David does not distribute PAUP.  He has suspended distribution of previous
versions while he finishes a new release.  Nor is he able to answer the huge
volume of inquiries about it which he receives by e-mail and letter.  He is
working on a new release of PAUP, which will be made available for Macintosh,
DOS, and in a source code version for Unix workstations.  It will, when
completed, be distributed by Sinauer Associates of Sunderland, Massachusetts.
Inquiries about its status can be directed by e-mail to publish at sinauer.com.
Rumor has it that its price will be in the vicinity of $100.

The new version of PAUP will have improved parsimony methods, plus distance
matrix methods and perhaps likelihood methods.

Some people have inquired whether PAUP is available over the Internet by
anonymous ftp.  It is not, and it is a violation of David's copyright for
anyone to make it available that way.

I sympathize with the frustration of people who are trying to get ahold of
PAUP for their work, and can only suggest that they either be patient or
obtain one of PAUP's competitors. ;-)

Joe Felsenstein, Dept. of Genetics, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
 Internet:         joe at genetics.washington.edu     (IP No.

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