Interactive Phylogenetic Trees Using the 'Phylocanvas' JavaScript Library

Create and customize interactive phylogenetic trees using the 'phylocanvas' JavaScript library and the 'htmlwidgets' package. These trees can be used directly from the R console, from 'RStudio', in Shiny apps, and in R Markdown documents. See <> for more information on the 'phylocanvas' library.



  • fix text size issue


  • fix child node issue for correct behavior in Shiny
  • remove unused phylocanvas dependencies

phylocanvas 0.1.0

  • first release to CRAN.

Reference manual

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0.1.3 by zachary charlop-powers, 2 years ago,

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Authors: zachary charlop-powers [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

Task views: Phylogenetics, Especially Comparative Methods

MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports ape, phylobase, htmlwidgets, methods

Suggests magrittr, knitr, rmarkdown

See at CRAN