UNIX Parsimony Programs

Joe Felsenstein joe at evolution.genetics.washington.edu
Sat Nov 4 01:25:44 EST 1995

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
the text.

Joe Felsenstein         joe at genetics.washington.edu     (IP No.
 Dept. of Genetics, Univ. of Washington, Box 357360, Seattle, WA 98195-7360 USA

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