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Bioinformatics. 2019 Feb 1;35(3):526-528. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bty633.

ape 5.0: an environment for modern phylogenetics and evolutionary analyses in R.

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ISEM, IRD, Univ. Montpellier, CNRS, EPHE, Montpellier, France.
Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, USA.



After more than fifteen years of existence, the R package ape has continuously grown its contents, and has been used by a growing community of users. The release of version 5.0 has marked a leap towards a modern software for evolutionary analyses. Efforts have been put to improve efficiency, flexibility, support for 'big data' (R's long vectors), ease of use and quality check before a new release. These changes will hopefully make ape a useful software for the study of biodiversity and evolution in a context of increasing data quantity.

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ape is distributed through the Comprehensive R Archive Network: Further information may be found at

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