Best phenetics software?

Murray Dawson DawsonM at LANDCARE.CRI.NZ
Tue Jul 8 11:33:00 CDT 1997


Would anyone like to contribute their thoughts on the "best" software for
numerical taxonomy?

Criteria of a prospective package: user-friendly, flexible, powerful
(universal requirements!); relevant to taxonomists and well-suited for
handling both qualitative and quantitative characters; capable of cluster
analysis and ordination.

PATN (Australian-developed) and NTSYS are two I have heard of - any

PLEASE let us avoid the age-old arguments of phenetics versus

I have followed the recent string on the "best" herbarium DBMS software
with interest - it is really productive to gain a rough consensus based on
such a large pool of experience.

Murray Dawson

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