summary.phylo

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Print Summary of a Phylogeny

The first function prints a compact summary of a phylogenetic tree (an object of class "phylo"). The three other functions return the number of tips, nodes, or edges, respectively.

Keywords
manip
Usage
## S3 method for class 'phylo':
summary(object, \dots)
Ntip(phy)
Nnode(phy, internal.only = TRUE)
Nedge(phy)
Arguments
object, phy
an object of class "phylo".
...
further arguments passed to or from other methods.
internal.only
a logical indicating whether to return the number of internal nodes only (the default), or of internal and terminal (tips) nodes (if FALSE).
Details

The summary includes the numbers of tips and of nodes, summary statistics of the branch lengths (if they are available) with mean, variance, minimum, first quartile, median, third quartile, and maximum, listing of the first ten tip labels, and (if available) of the first ten node labels. It is also printed whether some of these optional elements (branch lengths, node labels, and root edge) are not found in the tree.

summary simply prints its results on the standard output and is not meant for programming.

Value

  • A NULL value in the case of summary, a single numeric value for the three other functions.

See Also

read.tree, summary for the generic R function, multiphylo, c.phylo

Aliases
  • summary.phylo
  • Ntip
  • Nnode
  • Nedge
Examples
data(bird.families)
summary(bird.families)
Ntip(bird.families)
Nnode(bird.families)
Nedge(bird.families)
Documentation reproduced from package ape, version 2.7-3, License: GPL (>= 2)

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