Category Archives: Software Development

Zephyr 2.0 and Mesquite 3.3 released

Yesterday, after about three years in gestation, we released Zephyr 2.0. ¬†Zephyr is a Mesquite package that manages interactions with phylogeny inference packages including RAxML, GARLI, PAUP, and TNT. The most notable additions to Zephyr 2 include implementation of the … Continue reading

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Mesquite version 3.0 and Zephyr 1.0 released

Wayne and I have been working hard over the last few weeks to release Mesquite version 3.0, and today we released it! The main changes in this version of Mesquite are architectural, both in how the user interface is organized, … Continue reading

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Programming Zephyr

My brother Wayne is visiting, and we are making very good progress on Zephyr. Programming is especially appealing when the outside world is covered in quiet snow. Zephyr is a package for Mesquite that links Mesquite to phylogeny inference programs. … Continue reading

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Changing of the guard

In 1985, my brother Wayne wrote the first version of MacClade, a graphical program for studying branches of a phylogeny (“clades”) and phylogenies more generally. ¬†It was a very small program, that did just a few things, but was notable … Continue reading

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