pureBirth: pureBirth

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

Description

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

Usage

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Arguments

x

a numeric vector of branching times

Value

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

Author(s)

Dan Rabosky [email protected]

References

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.

See Also

yule-n-rate, bd, yuleWindow

Examples

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  data("plethodon")
  ### loads branching times for plethodontid salamander dataset
  pureBirth(plethodon)

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