Computes the Robinson-Foulds (Robinson & Foulds 1981) distance between a set of trees in an object of class
trees contains a large number of phylogenies (say 100 or 1,000) this will be much faster than calling
RF.dist in the phangorn package for all pairwise comparisons because it avoids repeating some internal calculations. Nonetheless for large numbers
multiRF is slow, and will use lots of memory.
object of class
Computes the Robinson-Foulds distance between all phylogenies in an object of class
prop.part internally for most of the heavy lifting.
A distance matrix.
Liam Revell firstname.lastname@example.org
Robinson, D. R., Foulds, L. R. (1981) Comparison of phylogenetic trees. Mathematical Biosciences, 53, 131-147.
Revell, L. J. (2012) phytools: An R package for phylogenetic comparative biology (and other things). Methods Ecol. Evol., 3, 217-223.