In article <carmean-0311951838550001 at berbee.botany.ubc.ca>,
Dave Carmean <carmean at sfu.ca> wrote:
>A third possibility is to open your Nexus sequential file in Word (5.1)
>(using a non-proportional font such as courier), then after the first
>block of data with the names, delete the whole column (block) of names
>using the option key and scrolling down with the mouse. This will give
>you the PHYLIP sequential format. However, I do not like this format, as
>it is difficult to delete, add, or rearrange taxa.
I think you meant "PHYLIP Interleaved format", as that is the one in which
it is difficult to delete, add or rearrange taxa.
Also, make sure when saving such a file from Word to use not Word's normal .DOC
format, but use Text Only format. I get a lot of complaints from users when
my programs freak out trying to read Word format data files, which is of
course because there is a lot of wierd binary stuff in them in addition to
Joe Felsenstein joe at genetics.washington.edu (IP No. 184.108.40.206)
Dept. of Genetics, Univ. of Washington, Box 357360, Seattle, WA 98195-7360 USA