[BiO BB] NJ distance matrix error (Phylip)
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Thu Nov 2 17:04:32 EST 2006
It was to do with length 10.. . I put in 2 extra spaces and it worked !!
Such a popular and heavily used program having these kinds of errors !
Thanks for the help though :)
On 11/1/06, Peter Rice <pmr at ebi.ac.uk> wrote:
> Samantha Fox wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I had a very simple question. The distance matrix I input to
> > Neighbor-Joining gives error for incorrect input file !
> > Here is the matrix
> > dmel 0 13 13 25 29 31 28 34
> Tricky to find good documentation on this.
> I suggest one or more of the following, depending on what version of
> phylip (or
> another package) you are using to read the file.
> Missing header record (should say 12 on the line above the data)
> The ID is defined as 10 characters generally in phylip, so it may need a
> of extra spaces to save the ID being "dmel 0"
> The values are floating point so adding .0 after each one could be useful.
> Integers in these files are valid as "replicates" and would make some
> read the file as having only half the distance values on each line.
> Hope that helps,
> Peter Rice
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