After writing yesterday about how to create an ANSI text graphic style phylogeny using
| characters, it occurred to me that this could be generalized to any character type, such as
* or even letters. Of course, I couldn’t resist adding this in to phytools. (I can’t promise I won’t take it out again later.)
Here are a couple of examples.
library(phytools) data(bat.tree) ansi_phylo(bat.tree,vertical="#",horizontal="*")
Here, let’s cheat a little and change our character size for branches and tip labels. (This is not really ANSI, because that wouldn’t be allowed.)
par(cex=0.4) data(mammal.tree) ansi_phylo(mammal.tree,vertical="/",horizontal="/",fsize=1.3)
Being honest, that’s not half bad, right?
If we want to be really silly, we can even use letters.
Next step of geekyness is plotting the ancestral states as one letter code in ansi_phylo like plotSimmap ;)ReplyDelete