FastME {ape} R Documentation

## Tree Estimation Based on the Minimum Evolution Algorithm

### Description

The two FastME functions (balanced and OLS) perform the minimum evolution algorithm of Desper and Gascuel (2002).

### Usage

```  fastme.bal(X, nni = TRUE, spr = TRUE, tbr = FALSE)
fastme.ols(X, nni = TRUE)
```

### Arguments

 `X` a distance matrix; may be an object of class `"dist"`. `nni` a logical value; TRUE to perform NNIs (default). `spr` ditto for SPRs. `tbr` ignored (see details).

### Details

The code to perform topology searches based on TBR (tree bisection and reconnection) did not run correctly and has been removed after the release of ape 5.3. A warning is issued if `tbr = TRUE`.

### Value

an object of class `"phylo"`.

### Author(s)

original C code by Richard Desper; adapted and ported to R by Vincent Lefort vincent.lefort@lirmm.fr

### References

Desper, R. and Gascuel, O. (2002) Fast and accurate phylogeny reconstruction algorithms based on the minimum-evolution principle. Journal of Computational Biology, 9, 687–705.

`nj`, `bionj`, `write.tree`, `read.tree`, `dist.dna`

### Examples

```### From Saitou and Nei (1987, Table 1):
x <- c(7, 8, 11, 13, 16, 13, 17, 5, 8, 10, 13,
10, 14, 5, 7, 10, 7, 11, 8, 11, 8, 12,
5, 6, 10, 9, 13, 8)
M <- matrix(0, 8, 8)
M[lower.tri(M)] <- x
M <- t(M)
M[lower.tri(M)] <- x
dimnames(M) <- list(1:8, 1:8)
tr <- fastme.bal(M)
plot(tr, "u")
### a less theoretical example
data(woodmouse)
trw <- fastme.bal(dist.dna(woodmouse))
plot(trw)
```

[Package ape version 5.5 Index]