Announce: PAL 0.8

Korbinian Strimmer strimmer at ermine.ox.ac.uk
Sun Feb 20 17:49:43 EST 2000

PAL: Phylogenetic Analysis Library 

A Java library for researchers in molecular phylogenetics
Version 0.8 (20th Feb 2000) 

Copyright (c) 1999-2000 by Korbinian Strimmer
This package may be distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL 

This update's highlights:

 * PAL has can now be compiled out of the box into true native code
   (just like C++ !!) using the GNU compiler for Java (gcj), part of
   recent releases of gcc.  Makefiles and instructions are provided.
 * Direct support for the Windows platform is available

 * The entire source code is now fully documented using JavaDoc comments

 * Detail improvements in a number classes, most importantly in the
   ones dealing with the evaluation of evolutionary hypotheses
   (chi-square and likelihood criteria)

 * Clock-tree constraints are supported throughout (for example, in
   least-squares and maximum-likelihood estimation of branch lengths)
 * New applications:
	- UPGMA (computes UPGMA tree)
	- STRIPSITES (repeatedly strips fastest sites from an alignment)
For more information please visit the PAL homepage


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Best regards,


korbinian.strimmer at zoo.ox.ac.uk

Department of Zoology, University of Oxford,
South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK.

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