MatrixConverter specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_13492
Name MatrixConverter
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data Matrix Converter takes as input a table of phenomic characters and enables scientists to quickly and easily evaluate the underlying character data and translate them into a matrix of discrete, numerical character states.
Input format CSV, TXT
Output data MatrixConverter can output discrete character matrices for phylogenetic or other evolutionary analyses, such as tests for phylogenetic signal, ancestral state reconstructions, or tests to relate phenotypic characters with diversification.
Output format NEXUS, PHYLIP, NeXML, TXT
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages Java
License GNU General Public License version 2.0
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes



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MatrixConverter institution(s)
Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA; State Key Laboratory of Software Engineering, Computer School, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China
MatrixConverter funding source(s)
This work was supported by the National Science Foundation as part of the AVAToL: Next Generation Phenomics Project (DEB-1208256).

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