> > I am trying to produce patristic distance matrices, hopefully from PAUP or
> > phylip tree files with branch lengths. PAUP* lets you produce such a matrix
> > but only parsimony as a criterion.
Be careful--PAUP* ignores unordered multi-state charactes in
its calculations of patristic distances and thus greatly
underestimates them (despite the fact that it produces
parsimony-based branch lengths that are correct). I'm curious to
>If you have access to a Macintosh, the new version of my program
>TreeEdit can create patristic matrices from trees. It can write
them in PHYLIP or NEXUS format.
Sounds much easier than Philippe's MUST package!!!!!
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