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estimateEdgeLengths  R Documentation 
Estimate edge lengths, in coalescent units, on an unrooted species tree from a table of resolved quartet counts from a collection of gene trees.
estimateEdgeLengths(tree, rqt, terminal = 1, method = "simpleML", lambda = 1/2)
tree 
a phylo object, giving a resolved tree on which to estimate edge lengths 
rqt 
a resolved quartet table, as from 
terminal 
an edge length to assign to terminal edges, whose lengths cannot be estimated 
method 

lambda 
a positive parameter for the 
While the argument tree
may be supplied as rooted or unrooted, metric or topological,
only its unrooted topology will be used for determining new metric estimates.
Counts of quartets for all those quartets which define a single edge
on the tree (i.e., whose internal edge is the
single edge on the unrooted input tree) are summed, and from this an
estimate of the branch length is computed. If method= "simpleML"
this is the maximum likelihood estimate.
If method="simpleBayes"
this is the Bayesian estimate of Theorem 2
of \insertCiteSayMir16;textualMSCquartets, using parameter lambda
.
Using lambda=1/2
gives a flat prior on [1/3,1] for the probability of the quartet displayed on the species tree.
These methods are referred to as ‘simple’ since they use only the quartets defining a single edge of the species tree. Quartets with central edges composed of several edges in the species tree are ignored.
Note that branch length estimates may be 0 (if the count for the quartet
displayed on the input tree is not dominant),
positive, or Inf
(if
the counts for quartet topologies not displayed on the input tree are all 0, and method="simpleML"
).
an unrooted metric tree with the same topology as tree
, of type phylo
SayMir16MSCquartets
gtrees=read.tree(file=system.file("extdata","dataGeneTreeSample",package="MSCquartets")) taxanames=taxonNames(gtrees) QT=quartetTable(gtrees,taxanames[1:6]) RQT=quartetTableResolved(QT) DQT=quartetTableDominant(RQT) tree=QDS(DQT) write.tree(tree) plot(tree) metricMTree=estimateEdgeLengths(tree,RQT,method="simpleML") write.tree(metricMTree) plot(metricMTree) metricBTree=estimateEdgeLengths(tree,RQT,method="simpleBayes") write.tree(metricBTree) plot(metricBTree)
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