BEAST 1.8.3 / BEAST2 2.4.1
BEAST (Bayesian Evolutionary Analysis Samling Trees) is a cross-platform program for Bayesian MCMC analysis of molecular sequences. It is entirely orientated towards rooted, time-measured phylogenies inferred using strict or relaxed molecular clock models. It can be used as a method of reconstructing phylogenies but is also a framework for testing evolutionary hypotheses without conditioning on a single tree topology. BEAST uses MCMC to average over tree space, so that each tree is weighted proportional to its posterior probability. We include a simple to use user-interface program for setting up standard analyses and a suit of programs for analysing the results.
BEAST 2 is an open source cross-platform program for Bayesian MCMC phylogenetic analysis of molecular sequences.
- Windows / Linux / MacOS
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Bayesian inference of sampled ancestor trees for epidemiology and fossil calibration.
Gavryushkina A, Welch D, Stadler T, Drummond AJ.
PLoS Comput Biol. 2014 Dec 4;10(12):e1003919. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003919.
Alexei J Drummond and Andrew Rambaut
BEAST: Bayesian evolutionary analysis by sampling trees
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