multi2di

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Collapse and Resolve Multichotomies

These two functions collapse or resolve multichotomies in phylogenetic trees.

Keywords
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Usage
multi2di(phy, random = TRUE)
di2multi(phy, tol = 1e-08)
Details

multi2di transforms all multichotomies into a series of dichotomies with one (or several) branch(es) of length zero.

di2multi deletes all branches smaller than tol and collapses the corresponding dichotomies into a multichotomy.

Value

Both functions return an object of class "phylo".

See Also

is.binary.tree

Aliases
Examples
data(bird.families)
is.binary.tree(bird.families)
is.binary.tree(multi2di(bird.families))
all.equal(di2multi(multi2di(bird.families)), bird.families)
### To see the results of randomly resolving a trichotomy:
tr <- read.tree(text = "(a:1,b:1,c:1);")
layout(matrix(1:4, 2, 2))
for (i in 1:4)
  plot(multi2di(tr), use.edge.length = FALSE, cex = 1.5)
layout(matrix(1))
Documentation reproduced from package ape, version 3.0-2, License: GPL (>= 2)

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