Construction of Consensus Distance Matrix With SDM
This function implements the SDM method of Criscuolo et al. (2006) for a set of n distance matrices.
2n elements (with n > 1), the first n elements are the distance matrices: these can be (symmetric) matrices, objects of class
"dist", or a mix of both. The next n elements are the sequence length from which the matrices have been estimated (can be seen as a degree of confidence in matrices).
Reconstructs a consensus distance matrix from a set of input distance
matrices on overlapping sets of taxa. Potentially missing values in
the supermatrix are represented by
NA. An error is returned if
the input distance matrices can not resolve to a consensus matrix.
a 2-element list containing a distance matrix labelled by the union of the set of taxa of the input distance matrices, and a variance matrix associated to the returned distance matrix.
Criscuolo, A., Berry, V., Douzery, E. J. P. , and Gascuel, O. (2006) SDM: A fast distance-based approach for (super)tree building in phylogenomics. Systematic Biology, 55, 740--755.