Functions are provided for prior specification in divergence time estimation using fossils as well as other kinds of data. It provides tools for interacting with the input and output of Bayesian platforms in evolutionary biology such as 'BEAST2', 'MrBayes', 'RevBayes', or 'MCMCTree'. It Implements a simple measure similarity between probability density functions for comparing prior and posterior Bayesian densities, as well as code for calculating the combination of distributions using conflation of Hill (2008). Functions for estimating the origination time in collections of distributions using the xintercept (e.g., Draper and Smith, 1998) and stratigraphic intervals (Marshall 2010) are also available. Hill, T. 2008. "Conflations of probability distributions". Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, 363:33513372. <doi:10.48550/arXiv.0808.1808>, Draper, N. R. and Smith, H. 1998. "Applied Regression Analysis". 1706. Wiley Interscience, New York. <DOI:10.1002/9781118625590>, Marshall, C. R. 2010. "Using confidence intervals to quantify the uncertainty in the endpoints of stratigraphic ranges". Quantitative Methods in Paleobiology, 291316. <DOI:10.1017/S1089332600001911>.
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Author  Gustavo A. Ballen [aut, cre], Sandra Reinales [aut] 
Maintainer  Gustavo A. Ballen <gustavo.a.ballen@gmail.com> 
License  GPL3 
Version  1.5.0 
URL  https://github.com/gaballench/tbea 
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