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Google Summer of Code 2010 NESCent - National Evolutionary Synthesis Center

Ancestral State Reconstruction in R

by Conrad_Stack for NESCent - National Evolutionary Synthesis Center

The goal of this project is the integration of important phylogenetic tools for ancestral state reconstruction and rate testing into a commonly used scripting environment (R). R is an ideal place to port the functions contained in Brownie due to it's robust linkage to C/C++ (innately and through external packages) and because of it's potential to act as a staging area for all steps in phylogenetic data analysis, from reading in genetic data to running analyses to plotting the results.