is.ultrametric

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Test if a Tree is Ultrametric

This function computes the distances from each tip to the root: if the variance of these distances is null, the tree is considered as ultrametric.

Keywords
utilities
Usage
is.ultrametric(phy, tol = .Machine\$double.eps^0.5)
Arguments
phy
an object of class "phylo".
tol
a numeric >= 0, variation below this value are considered non-significant (see details).
Details

The default value for tol is based on the numerical characteristics of the machine R is running on.

Value

• a logical: TRUE if the tree is ultrametric, FALSE otherwise.

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