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Lost Branches on the Tree of Life

  • Bryan T. Drew mail,

    bdrew@ufl.edu

    Affiliation: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Romina Gazis,

    Affiliation: Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Patricia Cabezas,

    Affiliations: Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, United States of America, George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States of America

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  • Kristen S. Swithers,

    Affiliation: Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jiabin Deng,

    Affiliation: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Roseana Rodriguez,

    Affiliation: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Laura A. Katz,

    Affiliation: Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Keith A. Crandall,

    Affiliation: George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States of America

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  • David S. Hibbett,

    Affiliation: Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Douglas E. Soltis

    Affiliations: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Published: September 03, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001636

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Sharing your methods

Posted by berges on 26 Sep 2013 at 13:22 GMT

It's often not trivial to reproduce an alignment or a tree. There are just too many pieces of software and too many options. I have often had diffculty reproducing trees based on the information provided. An interesting option would be to have data and method archived together. This would allow easy verification.

One model might be RunMyCode, a cloud-based platform that enables open sharing of code and data that underlies it:

http://www.runmycode.org/...

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