Calculates the staircase-ness measure.
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Two numbers corresponding to the two staircase-ness measures for a tree. Defined in Norstrom et al., Evolutionary Bioinformatics online, 8:261 (2012) doi: 10.4137/EBO.S9738, these are two related measures:
1: the proportion of subtrees that are imbalanced (i.e. subtrees where the left child has more tip descendants than the right child, or vice versa)
2: the average of all the min(l,r)/max(l,r) values of each subtree, where l and r are the number of tips in the left and right children of a subtree.
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## Find the staircase-ness measures in a random tree with 20 tips: stairs(rtree(20))