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windex: Analyzing Convergent Evolution Using the Wheatsheaf Index in R.

Abstract

SUMMARY

windex is a package developed for the R statistical environment to provide novel tools for the analysis of convergent evolution. The recently described Wheatsheaf index provides quantitative measures of the strength of convergence and opens up new possibilities for exploring this evolutionary phenomenon. The windex package allows implementation of this method with additional functions that can be used to create plots and perform statistical tests. R provides compatibility with other packages, and the R environment is familiar to many researchers.

AVAILABILITY

The windex package is freely available from CRAN: http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/windex/. Consequently, windex can be installed directly from R and is distributed under the GNU General Public License 2.0.

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Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK.

Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK.

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25733793

Citation

TY - JOUR T1 - windex: Analyzing Convergent Evolution Using the Wheatsheaf Index in R. AU - Arbuckle,Kevin, AU - Minter,Amanda, Y1 - 2015/02/12/ PY - 2015///ecollection PY - 2014/10/13/received PY - 2014/12/03/revised PY - 2014/12/08/accepted PY - 2015/2/12/epublish PY - 2015/3/4/entrez PY - 2015/3/4/pubmed PY - 2015/3/4/medline KW - convergence KW - phenotypic evolution KW - phylogenetic comparative methods KW - software SP - 11 EP - 4 JF - Evolutionary bioinformatics online JO - Evol. Bioinform. Online VL - 11 N2 - SUMMARY: windex is a package developed for the R statistical environment to provide novel tools for the analysis of convergent evolution. The recently described Wheatsheaf index provides quantitative measures of the strength of convergence and opens up new possibilities for exploring this evolutionary phenomenon. The windex package allows implementation of this method with additional functions that can be used to create plots and perform statistical tests. R provides compatibility with other packages, and the R environment is familiar to many researchers. AVAILABILITY: The windex package is freely available from CRAN: http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/windex/. Consequently, windex can be installed directly from R and is distributed under the GNU General Public License 2.0. SN - 1176-9343 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25733793/windex:_Analyzing_Convergent_Evolution_Using_the_Wheatsheaf_Index_in_R_ ER -