[Taxacom] software DIVA
vkaraman at utep.edu
Thu Nov 13 12:04:07 CST 2008
Anybody familiar with the software DIVA?
I am trying to use DIVA, a software for reconstruction of ancestral
distribution in phylogeny. For some reason, the program will not open
the file. Instead, as it is processing the file this is what appears
on the screen: "AC3.txt opened as proc file" and then: "error - too
many characters in input". After pressing yes to continue the
process, the second message appears: "error - duplicated or incorrect
number of tokens". The tree at the end of the file, however, was read
successfully. Does anyone know what the problem might be?
The file I am trying to upload is a nexus file created in MacClade,
and then saved as txt file, as stated in the DIVA's manual. The
characters are binary. There are only 54 taxa, and 8 characters, that
is way below the upper limit given by the author of the software. The
names of all the species are reduced to only 5 letters, and none of
them are the same. I also used the example file that came with the
software as a template for mine, but it did not work out. I just can
not spot where the problem is. Which are those extra characters and
Here is part of the matrix:
I hope somebody will be able to help me. You can contact me directly,
off the list.
Thanks in advance.
Dr. Vesna Karaman-Castro
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Texas at El Paso
500 W University
El Paso, 79968
e-mail: vkaraman at utep.edu
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