Branching Times of a Phylogenetic Tree
This function computes the branching times of a phylogenetic tree, that is the distance from each node to the tips, under the assumption that the tree is ultrametric. Note that the function does not check that the tree is effectively ultrametric, so if it is not, the returned result may not be meaningful.
- an object of class
- a numeric vector with the branching times. If the phylogeny
phyhas an element
node.label, this is used as names for the returned vector; otherwise the numbers (of mode character) of the matrix
phyare used as names.