BEAST

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BEAST is a cross-platform program for Bayesian MCMC analysis of molecular sequences. It is entirely orientated towards rooted, time-measured phylogenies inferred using strict or relaxed molecular clock models. It can be used as a method of reconstructing phylogenies but is also a framework for testing evolutionary hypotheses without conditioning on a single tree topology. BEAST uses MCMC to average over tree space, so that each tree is weighted proportional to its posterior probability. We include a simple to use user-interface program for setting up standard analyses and a suit of programs for analysing the results.

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To run this software under Windows, connect using instructions provided on our Windows systems page.  Once logged in, navigate to:

Start > All Programs > BEAST

To run this software in a linux environment, enter the following the commands at a prompt:

module load beast
beast

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Short Name: 
beast
SW Module: 
beast
Service Level: 
Minimal
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