I'm not sure I understand what is being asked for here, but perhaps the
parallel coordinates representation would help. I've got a freeware
Mac program that creates these charts, at
I hope it's helpful.
In article <8c09tr$rke$1 at nntp4.u.washington.edu>, Joe Felsenstein
<joe at evolution.genetics.washington.edu> wrote:
> In article <38E35228.10DE43F7 at sb-roscoff.fr>,
> =?iso-8859-1?Q?Cr=E9pineau?= Florent <crepinau at sb-roscoff.fr> wrote:
> >I am looking for a software that would take a distance matrice and do a
> >2D placement of the different points instead of a tree.
>> I don't know about which programs have it, but two methods that spring to
> mind are: (1) Nonmetric multidimensional scaling, and (2) Principal
> coordinates (a relative of principal components). One keyword to look for
> is "ordination" and the places to look involve packages for clustering
> and for multivariate statistics, not phylogeny packages.
> Joe Felsenstein joe at genetics.washington.edu> Dept. of Genetics, Univ. of Washington, Box 357360, Seattle, WA 98195-7360 USA