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Walrus specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_08890
Name Walrus
Software type Package/Module
Interface Graphical user interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages Java
License GNU General Public License version 2.0
Computer skills Medium
Version 0.6.3
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Timothy Hughes

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Animating and exploring phylogenies with fibre plots

PMCID: 5389409
PMID: 28413610
DOI: 10.5256/f1000research.11550.r19939

[…] in some computer programs highlight certain parts of the tree in more detail [ e.g., ], but for the most part any advances have been relatively minor., a major innovation came when programs such as walrus , and paloverde allowed users to fly around phylogenies within 3d virtual spaces. both are notable for presenting structure as something to be explored, not merely viewed, and that “ a 3d […]

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Walrus institution(s)
Computational Biology Unit Bergen Centre for Computational Science University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis SDSC University of California – San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

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