Printing Trees from PHYLIP

Ed Rybicki ED at molbiol.uct.ac.za
Wed Nov 22 04:53:36 EST 1995

> From:          joe at evolution.genetics.washington.edu (Joe Felsenstein)
> Subject:       Re: Printing Trees from PHYLIP

> In article <48tn3g$if4 at st-james.comp.vuw.ac.nz>,
> Thomas  <Thomas.Buckley at vuw.ac.nz> wrote:
> >I am running PHYLIP on a 486 IBM PC with a HP desk-jet printer.  I have 
> >been unable to get output from DRAWTREE and DRAWGRAM to print. 
> >Apparently Files from DRAWTREE and DRAWGRAM will not print on a desk-
> >jet printer.  However, I have heard that such files can by imported into
> >a PC draw program, edited, and printed from there.  Could anyone who
> >knows of such a program, and how to do this, please contact me.
> The PCX file format which we have in these programs would be readable into
> many raster-oriented paint programs.  PICT might work too on some vector
> oriented drawing programs.  But I am not aware of a draw or paint program
> that reads PCL.

You can take the treefile output from PHYLIP pgms and put it into 
TREEVIEW for Win, which will allow conversion to a Windows metafile.  
As well as allowing rec/slant cladogramof phylogram output.
OR you could take the PICT output and read it into Paint Shop Pro 3.0 
OR even Word 6.0 for Win.  If it is HPGL Corel Draw will handle it 

Quote form other day in this forum:

To:               molecular-evolution at net.bio.net
From:             Roderic D M Page <dpage at udcf.gla.ac.uk>
Subject:          TreeView: Tree drawing program for Macs and PCs
Date sent:        Thu, 16 Nov 1995 13:50:26 GMT

TreeView is a simple program for displaying trees on Apple Macs and
Windows PC's. It has the following features:

-runs on both the Apple Macintosh and Windows Pcs, using almost
 identical interfaces

-reads standard NEXUS and PHYLIP format tree files

-supports the standard TrueType and Postscript fonts available
 on Macs and PCs

-supports native graphics file format (PICT on Macintosh, Windows
 metafile on Windows) for copying pictures into other applications,
 and for saving graphics files

-print preview

-has drag-and-drop facility

It was written to allow users of PHYLIP and the forthcoming command line
version of PAUP to easily display trees.  Users of PAUP on the Macintosh
may find it useful as it allows you to open a treefile and view the trees
without having to load the original data file. Currently TreeView can
read up to 100 trees with up to 200 taxa.

The program is free, and can be obtained from the following URL:


This site has a screen shot and advice on how to install the program.
TreeView  comes in 68K Mac, PowerMac, and Windows versions. If you
download the program and find it of use, please email me at the address
below so that I can keep you informed of bug fixes and improvements.

Rod Page
Roderic D M Page
Lecturer in Taxonomy
Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Taxonomy
Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Scotland, U.K.

Tel: +44 141 330 4778
Fax: +44 141 330 5971
email: dpage at udcf.gla.ac.uk
WWW home page: http://taxonomy.zoology.gla.ac.uk/rod/rod.html

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