LASRDisc

Likelihood Ancestral State Reconstruction for Discrete Characters

Software for the reconstruction of the ancestral states of discrete, binary characters on phylogenetic trees using the likelihood method. Available as a stand-alone program, or as a package of modules for Mesquite.


For more information, contact Vanessa Jackson at vjackson@csit.fsu.edu.



Downloads

Program - Current Version: 1.0

A jar file (lasrdisc.jar) that can be run from the command line on any platform with the Java JRE installed (i.e. Windows, Mac, and Unix). This jar file also contains the source code and its JavaDoc documentation. See the User's Manual for more information. This software is free and can be redistributed and/or modified under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Please cite the following:

Jackson, V. K. 2004. LASRDisc: Likelihood Ancestral State Reconstruction for Discrete Characters. Version 1.0.

Mesquite Package - Current Version: 1.01

First make sure the most recent versions of Java and Mesquite are installed. Then download and unzip mesquite.lasrdisc.zip, placing the "lasrdisc" directory inside the Mesquite directory "Mesquite_Folder/mesquite". The source code can be found in this zip file in the "source" directory. This library is free and can be redistributed and/or modified under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License. For citation information, please refer to how to cite Mesquite .

Vanessa Jackson 2004