Exploring the Phylogenetic Signal in Continuous Traits

A collection of tools to explore the phylogenetic signal in univariate and multivariate data. The package provides functions to plot traits data against a phylogenetic tree, different measures and tests for the phylogenetic signal, methods to describe where the signal is located and a phylogenetic clustering method.

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To install the package you can use devtools:


Getting started

A quick overview of the package link

Plotting phylogenies and traits values link


Keck F., Rimet F., Bouchez A. & Franc A. (2016) phylosignal: an R package to measure, test, and explore the phylogenetic signal. Ecology and Evolution 6 (9), 2774–2780. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.2051/epdf


Reference manual

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1.3 by Francois Keck, 2 years ago

Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/phylosignal

Authors: Francois Keck <[email protected]>

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-3 license

Imports Rcpp, adephylo, igraph, ape, phylobase, boot, DBI, graphics, grDevices, methods, stats, utils

Suggests testthat, knitr, rmarkdown

Linking to Rcpp, RcppArmadillo

See at CRAN