In article <1993Jan5.193553.16035 at galileo.cc.rochester.edu> WERR at db1.cc.rochester.edu (JOHN WERREN) writes:
>we are looking for a PAUP software program that runs on Dos/ibm
>compatible machines. We have a 386/33 system. Swoffords old
>1bm version does not accept sequence strings longer than a few
>hundred bases, and we would very much like an updated version.
>thanks for any help.
> j. werren
>address werr at db1.cc.rochester.edu
I don't know what version of Paup you have - I think the latest version
is 3.0 but I would suggest that you contact Swofford for the latest information
about Paup, he still reads his e-mail at swofford at uxh.cso.uiuc.edu.
Here's a little tidbit of information about Paup:
1. David Swofford (Illinois Natural History Survey, Natural Resources
Building, 607 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61820, U.S.A.)
distributes PAUP (Phylogenetic Analysis Using Parsimony).
Since December, 1985, Swofford has been distributing a precompiled
executable object-code versions of PAUP for the IBM PC and other MSDOS systems.
As of this writing (May, 1991) he has released version 3 (PAUP/Mac) for the
Macintosh, and later hopes to release version 3 for PCDOS systems and
ultimately for mainframes. Its cost is $50. Orders received for the Mac
version will be filled but the final printed documentation will arrive later,
as it is not completed yet.
PAUP 3.0 is probably the most sophisticated parsimony program. It allows
multistate characters, user-defined weights on individual state transitions,
Wagner, Camin-Sokal and Dollo parsimony methods, bootstrap confidence
intervals, and finding all most parsimonious trees by branch-and-bound. It
also has provision for computing Lake's linear phylogenetic invariants.
This was clipped out of Joe Felsenstein's documentation for PHYLIP -
another package for doing all sorts of phylogeny. You may want to
consider getting PHYLIP, it is well supported, extremely well documented,
and FREE. You can get it by anonymous ftp at evolution.genetics.washington.edu
in the /pub directory. (Kudos to Joe)
Best of Luck,
danj at welchgate.welch.jhu.edu