To all tree reconstructors out there!
Using the programs from the PHYLIP package of Joe Felsenstein I have
produced quite a huge number of trees written down as specified within
the "New Hampshire" standard for computer readable trees (an example
for an unrooted tree may be (a, b, ((c, d), e)); ) Now I want to compare
all these trees (that are all in one big treefile) to one specific tree
that is also given in another file. I want to count how many trees in the
big treefile are identical to the specified tree. As there are many
possibilities for writing down a given tree in the "New Hampshire"
form one can not simply compare the two files with a text editor
but one must think of another way. I suppose that this program must
work in a way Consense (from PHYLIP) works, but Consense alone gives
no answer to my problem.
I am very sure that many people must have encountered this problem before,
and I am sure that there exists already a solution to this. If you know
how to deal with this problem please give me a hint and contact me!!
strimmer at zi.biologie.uni-muenchen.de