MacClade is a computer program for graphic and interactive analysis of phylogeny and character evolution for Apple Macintosh computers. It displays a cladogram and "paints" the branches to indicate reconstructed character evolution. The user can manipulate cladograms on screen as MacClade gives diagnostic feedback. Systematics and other evolutionary biologists can use its flexible and analytical tools to examine phylogenies or interpret character evolution in a phylogenetic context, yet its ease of use should allow students to grasp phylogenetic principles in an interactive environment. This is chapters 3-6 of the user's manual.
Using MacClade: using MacClade on your Macintosh; managing data files; importing and exporting text files; the data editor; assumptions about characters; trees and tree manipulation; tracing character evolution; basic tree and character statistics; charting tree and character statistics; continuous characters; patterns of correlated character evolution; generating random data and random trees; using MacClade with molecular data; recording your work.
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