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1 Mavric -- a module for manipulating and visualizing phylogenies
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4 Q: What is Mavric?
5 A: MaVRiC Visualizes Rick's Cladograms!
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7 See <http://www.bioinformatics.org/mavric>
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9 For installation instructions read the file INSTALL included with this
10 release.
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12 Viewing/editing a tree is as simple as executing (from the
13 source installation directory):
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15 ./bin/mavric <treefile>
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17 where <treefile> contains nothing but a tree in Newick (aka New
18 Hampshire, aka parenthetical) format. A sample treefile is included
19 in the release. If multiple trees are present in the treefile only
20 the first is displayed. Please note: Mavric _does not_ parse NEXUS
21 files yet. It will parse PHYLIP treefiles nicely however.
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23 The user interface
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26 * Double-clicking or clicking with mouse-3 on a tree branch will pop
27 up a menu of operations to perform on that particular branch. These
28 include branch rotation, length adjustment, grafting trees from other
29 treefiles, etc.
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31 * Branches can be moved around by dragging them onto other branches.
32 Holding down the shift key while dropping a branch will swap the
33 positions of the dragged and dropped branches, instead of the usual
34 prune-and-graft procedure.
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37 A note about printing trees
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40 * The current 'Save as PostScript' feature is rather primitive. To
41 produce better-looking figures from the PostScript produced by
42 Mavric, you can use pstoedit, a utility for converting PostScript
43 files to editable vector file formats. My format of choice is for
44 Sketch, a python-based drawing program for Unix/X11
45 (http://sketch.sourceforge.net).