branching.times

From ape v2.6-3
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Percentile

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.

Keywords
manip
Usage
branching.times(phy)
Arguments
phy
an object of class "phylo".
Value

• a numeric vector with the branching times. If the phylogeny phy has an element node.label, this is used as names for the returned vector; otherwise the numbers (of mode character) of the matrix edge of phy are used as names.

is.ultrametric