Friday, 20 June 2014

Eco-Stats Lab June 2014: Phylogenetic model adequacy

In this lab (June 29th) I'll introduce a new package that we're developing called "arbutus" after a funny looking tree that grows in the Pacific Northwest.  The package is designed to test the adequacy of models of trait evolution on phylogenies.  We've started out looking at relatively simple models but it should be possible to test more and more complex models.

A few links:

1) the slides and code for the lab

2) the package repository

3) the pre-print of the paper

As this work is still in progress, any feedback on theory, usability or aesthetics is more than welcome!

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