ScripTree: scripting phylogenetic graphics
V. 17 IRD-CNRS GEMI-MAB

Summary: There is a large amount of tools for interactive display of phylogenetic trees. However, there is a shortage of tools for the automation of tree rendering. Scripting phylogenetic graphics would enable the saving of graphical analyses involving numerous and complex tree handling operations and would allow the automation of repetitive tasks. ScripTree is a tool intended to fill this gap. It is an interpreter to be used in batch mode. Phylogenetic graphics instructions are stored in a text file and performed in a sequential way. Such instructions are related to tree rendering as well as tree annotation. ScriptTree is written in Tcl/Tk making it a cross-platform application, e.g. suitable for Windows and Unix-like systems, including OS X. It can be used either as a standalone package or included in a bioinformatic pipeline and linked to a HTTP server. See the "Examples" section for a ScripTree demonstration by using a web interface. See the "Download & Install" section for downloading ScripTree and its user's manual.

This project is supported by grants from:


IRD-SPIRALES 2007-2008
"ScripTree: a scripting language for phylogenetic tree graphics"
Francois Chevenet (lead) & Richard Christen


ANR Domaines Emergents 2009-2011
"PhylAriane: Phylogenomique - Algorithmes et Representations Intégrés pour l'ANalyse de l'Evolution du vivant"
Berry et al. 2008.


chevenet@ird.fr
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chevenet@lirmm.fr
LIRMM-MAB
ScripTree: scripting phylogenetic graphics
Fran├žois Chevenet, Olivier Croce, Maxime Hebrard, Richard Christen and Vincent Berry
Bioinformatics 2010 26(8):1125-1126
Open the example tabs below and clic the "load" button. Then clic the "Submit" button. You can also Copy/Paste your own data (newick string(s), script and annotations).


Tree(s)
Script
Annotations
Graphic

Please, note that the next ScripTree release will integrate a new format for annotations. This new format will be CSV. Next ScripTree versions will not be compatible with the current format of annotations

Release 17. The following ScripTree distribution integrates the ScripTree program with example data files (tree, script and annotations, see the "ste" folder). Nothing to install (the Tcl/Tk interpreter is included). It can be used either as a stand-alone package or linked to a HTTP/CGI toolbox (see the "readme.txt" file for more details)

Linux scriptree.tar.gz v.17

OSX scriptreeosx.zip v.17

Windows scriptree.zip v.17

ScripTree is under the GPL license. Copyright © 2008 Chevenet F. chevenet@ird.fr/chevenet@lirmm.fr This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. ScripTree source code is here

ScriptTree is written in Tcl/Tk making it a cross- platform application, e.g. suitable for Windows and Unix-like systems, including OS X. It can be used either as a standalone package or included in a bioinformatic pipeline and linked to a HTTP server.