More on the 'cladistics' of sequences
rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU
Fri Jun 11 13:24:36 CDT 2004
John Grehan wrote:
> I have no idea whether the characters below are phenetic or cladistic.
That's my point - the character could be used in either a phenetic or a
cladistic analysis. The same data matrix can be analysed by a cladistic
algorithm or a phenetic algorithm. The results will most likely be
different, as will the interpretation, but that's a function of how the
characters are analyzed, not how they are are coded.
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