phangorn: phylogenetic analysis in R

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SUMMARY: phangorn is a package for phylogenetic reconstruction and analysis in the R language. Previously it was only possible to estimate phylogenetic trees with distance methods in R. phangorn, now offers the possibility of reconstructing phylogenies with distance based methods, maximum parsimony or maximum likelihood (ML) and performing Hadamard conjugation. Extending the general ML framework, this package provides the possibility of estimating mixture and partition models. Furthermore, phangorn offers several functions for comparing trees, phylogenetic models or splits, simulating character data and performing congruence analyses.

AVAILABILITY: phangorn can be obtained through the CRAN homepage phangorn is licensed under GPL 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-3
Number of pages2
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Computational Biology/methods
  • Likelihood Functions
  • Models, Genetic
  • Phylogeny
  • Software

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