[Bioperl-l] tree comparisons with bioperl
acutter at eeb.utoronto.ca
Thu Jul 19 22:25:08 EDT 2007
I was reading over the functions for working with trees in bioperl. I am
looking for something that will compare two topologies and report back
if they are equivalent. i.e. something like:
does ((a,(b,c)) == ((A,B),C) ? (in this case, no)
But of course in reality they would be more complicated topologies. This
would be useful for simulating random trees to compare with some given
topology of interest.
I saw the methods for testing for monophyly and paraphyly, but not much
beyond that...perhaps I have missed something?
Asher D. Cutter
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Toronto
25 Harbord St.
Toronto, ON, M5S 3G5
email: acutter at eeb.utoronto.ca
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