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This is the development version of the geiger package for manipulating phylogenetic comparative data and fitting macroevolutionary models. The package can be downloaded from CRAN


or installed directly from github with the devtools package


Major features

geiger is a (growing) collection of methods developed over the years by many researchers. Here is a a non-comprehensive list of methods:

Citing geiger

If you use geiger, please cite:

Pennell, M.W., J.M. Eastman, G.J. Slater, J.W. Brown, J.C. Uyeda, R.G. FitzJohn, M.E. Alfaro, and L.J. Harmon. 2014. geiger v2.0: an expanded suite of methods for fitting macroevolutionary models to phylogenetic trees. Bioinformatics 30:2216-2218.

in addition to the original papers describing the methods.


We thank the CRAN team for help cleaning up our package errors.


We are always looking to improve geiger. If you have comments/questions/ideas, we encourage you to get in contact by posting an issue or making a pull request.

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geiger documentation built on July 8, 2020, 7:12 p.m.