[R-pkgs] New package: phylogram

Shaun Wilkinson shaunpwilkinson at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 08:20:04 CEST 2017

Dear all,
I'd like to introduce a new R package called *phylogram,* for working with
evolutionary trees as deeply-nested lists known as "dendrogram" objects.

The package provides functions for importing and exporting phylogenetic
trees in the Newick parenthetic text format, as well as several functions
for command-line tree manipulation.

With an emphasis on speed and computational efficiency, the *phylogram* package
also includes tools for rapidly computing distance matrices, and building
large trees using fast alignment-free k-mer counting and divisive
clustering. While not guaranteed to produce sufficiently accurate
phylogenetic trees for taxonomic purposes, this offers an efficient means
of clustering large trees for a variety of other applications including
tree-based sequence weighting, guide trees for progressive multiple
sequence alignment, and other recursive operations such as classification
tree learning.

Any feedback is warmly welcomed.

development version: https://github.com/shaunpwilkinson/phylogram
bug reports: https://github.com/shaunpwilkinson/phylogram/issues
google group:  https://groups.google.com/group/phylogram

Best regards,
Shaun Wilkinson

Email: shaunpwilkinson at gmail.com
Twitter: @wilkinshau

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