I just wanted to let you know that I have just posted the first "alpha" version of my "phytools" (phylogenetic tools for comparative biology - and other things) package online at my R phylogenetics page (direct link to zipped tarball here).
To install, simply download the file, navigate to the appropriate directory, and then type:
The package can then be loaded as normal, i.e.,
in the current or future R sessions.
Please let me know if you find any difficulties with functions loaded this way, rather than downloaded and loaded from their individual source files. (Or, of course, any difficulties in general.) I look forward to comments! (Even a report of successful installation is more than welcome.)
Unfortunately, I have not yet written man pages for these functions, so this will have to come in the first "beta" version release of "phytools" - hopefully some time soon.