Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) References Examples

This function calculates the maximal width *maxWidth(T)* for a
given rooted tree *T*. The tree must not necessarily be binary.
*maxWidth(T)* is defined as

*maxWidth(T)=max_{i=0,...,h(T)} w(i)*

in which *h(T)* denotes the height of the tree *T* and *w(i)* denotes
the number of vertices in *T* that have depth *i*. The maximal width
is a balance index.

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maxWidth(tree)
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`tree` |
A rooted tree in phylo format. |

`maxWidth`

returns the maximal width of a tree.

Sophie Kersting

C. Colijn and J. Gardy. Phylogenetic tree shapes resolve disease transmission patterns. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, 2014(1):96-108, 2014. ISSN 2050-6201. doi: 10.1093/emph/eou018.

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