ape 5.0: an environment for modern phylogenetics and evolutionary analyses in R

Emmanuel Paradis, Klaus Schliep

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Abstract

Summary: After more than fifteen years of existence, the R package ape has continuously grown its contents, and has been used by a growing community of users. The release of version 5.0 has marked a leap towards a modern software for evolutionary analyses. Efforts have been put to improve efficiency, flexibility, support for 'big data' (R's long vectors), ease of use and quality check before a new release. These changes will hopefully make ape a useful software for the study of biodiversity and evolution in a context of increasing data quantity.

Availability and implementation: ape is distributed through the Comprehensive R Archive Network: http://cran.r-project.org/package=ape. Further information may be found at http://ape-package.ird.fr/.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-528
Number of pages3
JournalBioinformatics
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biodiversity
  • Biological Evolution
  • Phylogeny
  • Software

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