randomize dates among tips in the BEAST input file
This function read an XML file (BEAST version 1), randomize dates among all tips and produce a new XML input file with such randomization. The process is repeated up to the number of replicates (default is 20).
The name of the original XML-formatted input file on which to apply the date-randomization procedure. Quote the name ("example"). The .xml extension should not be included.
The number of repetions required by the user. There will be as many date-randomized datasets produced as the value of reps (default = 20).
Set to False (F) if you do not want the trees to be written when running the date-randomized datasets in BEAST. To make the DRT, only the log files are needed (default = T).
The function works only with a .xml file generated with BEAUti
The function returns one or many files (the number is set by the "reps" argument; default is 20) In each new file, the date values are randomized among all tips.
Rieux A & Khatchikian, C. Unpublished. Drummond AJ, Suchard MA, Xie D & Rambaut A (2012) Bayesian phylogenetics with BEAUti and the BEAST 1.7 Molecular Biology And Evolution 29: 1969-1973.
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## Not run: # using the example files "Flu-BEAST-1.8.xml" found in example folder. # example file can be found in the example folder RandomDates("Flu-BEAST-1.8", reps = 20, writeTrees = F) # produce 20 replicate input files (.xml) in working directory ## End(Not run)