AWTY

AWTY: A system for graphical exploration of MCMC convergence in Bayesian phylogenetic inference. AWTY is a system for graphical exploration of Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) convergence in Bayesian phylogenetic inference. The graphics produced by AWTY are designed to help assess whether an MCMC analysis has run long enough, such that tree topologies are being sampled in proportion to their true posterior probability distribution. In other words, ”Are We There Yet?” or AWTY for short. Admittedly, the results generated by AWTY will never be able to answer this question with a definitive yes; however, in some cases results will point confidently to the answer no. See the AWTY image gallery for some examples.


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  1. Keith, Jonathan M. (ed.): Bioinformatics. Volume I. Data, sequence analysis, and evolution (2017)
  2. Heaps, Sarah E.; Nye, Tom M. W.; Boys, Richard J.; Williams, Tom A.; Embley, T. Martin: Bayesian modelling of compositional heterogeneity in molecular phylogenetics (2014)
  3. Peltonen, Jaakko; Venna, Jarkko; Kaski, Samuel: Visualizations for assessing convergence and mixing of Markov chain Monte Carlo simulations (2009)
  4. Nylander, Johan A. A.; Wilgenbusch, James C.; Warren, Dan L.; Swofford, David L.: AWTY (are we there yet?): a system for graphical exploration of MCMC convergence in Bayesian phylogenetics. (2008) ioport