LSD (Least-Squares Dating) Software: Fast dating using least-squares criteria and algorithms (C++ code)

Thu Hien To (Developer), Matthieu Jung (Developer), Samantha Lycett (Developer), Olivier Gascuel (Developer)

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Abstract / Description of output

Here we present very fast algorithms to estimate the dates and substitution rates on phylogenetic trees when the sequences have been sampled through time. These algorithms are based on a Gaussian model closely related to the Langley-Fitch molecular-clock model. When the input tree is unrooted, they can provide an estimate for the root position, thus representing a new, practical alternative to the standard rooting methods (e.g. mid-point).

These algorithms are implemented in the LSD software (Least-Squares Dating), which can be downloaded from http://www.atgc-montpellier.fr/LSD/, along with all our data sets and detailed results
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2015

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