Measures of character fit and character weighting

  • Kitching I
  • Forey P
  • Humphries C
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Abstract

Current parsimony programs utilize a number of different statistics to assess the 'quality' of cladograms. Standard measures are cladogram length, the consistency index and the retention index. The examples given below deal with binary characters only. The principles can easily be extended to multi- state characters.

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Authors

  • Ian J. Kitching

  • Peter L. Forey

  • Christopher J. Humphries

  • David M. Williams

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