Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) References See Also Examples

Fits pure birth (Yule) model to set of branching times

1 | ```
pureBirth(x)
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`x` |
a numeric vector of branching times |

A list containing the following elements:

`LH ` |
the log-likelihood at the maximum |

`aic ` |
the Akaike Information Criterion |

`r1 ` |
the speciation rate giving the maximum log-likelihood |

Dan Rabosky [email protected]

Nee, S. 2001. Inferring speciation rates from phylogenies. *Evolution* 55:661-668.

Yule, G. U. 1924. A mathematical theory of evolution based on the conclusions
of Dr. J. C. Willis. *Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B* 213:21-87.

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