Hassan Badrane <hbadrane at pasteur.fr> wrote:
>ednah at mws4.biol.berkeley.edu (Huelsenbeck) wrote:
>>In article <47l8ns$441 at lyra.csx.cam.ac.uk>, Jeremy Packer
>><jclp100 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>>>>> I often encounter the situation where I want to use only part of a
>>> sequence alignment as a phylip infile. (for example to exclude all
>>> postions where there is a gap in any of the sequences or where the
>>> alignment appears uncertain). Until recently we had an editor which
>>> could remove columns or blocks of columns from selected lines of the
>>> alignment to generate the input file. Sadly it was very obsolete and the
>>> only machine which could run it has died. Does anyone know of an editor
>>> which can do this? We are mainly using Macs, but also have access to PCs
>>> and UNIX( via telnet).
>>>>>> Many thanks
>>>>You can use the program Word to delete columns. For example, to delete
>>the third site pattern, you would (1) place the cursor between the A and C in
>>species 1, (2) press Option and Shift at the same time (on a Mac), (3) while
>>pressing Option and Shift click the mouse after the G in species 3. You will
>>have highlighted the third site pattern. You can then hit delete to remove the
>>third site pattern.
>>Department of Integrative Biology
>>University of California at Berkeley
Thanks indeed! I think this is the easiest of the suggestions, especially as we use Word 5.0 routinely!