[Taxacom] POY4 beta release

Ilya Temkin it255 at nyu.edu
Fri Mar 30 12:05:03 CDT 2007

We are proud to announce the release of POY 4 Beta build 1724  

POY is a flexible, multi-platform program for phylogenetic analysis of molecular and other 
data under various optimality criteria. An essential feature of POY is that it implements the 
concept of 
dynamic homology allowing optimization of unaligned sequences. POY offers great flexibility 
for designing heuristic search strategies and implements an array of algorithms including 
swapping, tree 
fusing, tree drifting, and ratcheting. As output, POY generates character diagnosis, graphical 
representations of cladograms and their user-specified consensus, as well as support values, 
implied alignments. POY provides a unified approach to co-optimizing different types of 
data, such as morphological and molecular sequence data. In addition, POY can analyze 
entire chromosomes 
and genomes and take into account large-scale genomic events (translocations, inversions, 
and duplications).

POY is a platform-independent, open-source program that is compiled for Mac OSX, 
Microsoft Windows, and Linux systems. POY binaries (compiled application file) is the only 
piece of software 
necessary to run POY. POY runs on a variety of computers computers from laptops and 
desktops to Beowulf clusters  of various sizes to symmetric multiprocessing hardware.

Compressed files of POY binaries, source code, and comprehensive documentation in PDF 
format are available  at the American Museum of Natural History Computational Sciences POY 

For more information see:
-POY website: http://research.amnh.org/scicomp/projects/poy.php
-POY Google NewsGroup: http://groups.google.com/group/poy4


AMNH POY developer team


Ilya Tëmkin
American Museum of Natural History
Division of Invertebrate Zoology
79th Street at Central Park West
New York, New York 10024

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