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Re: Dino cladistics - long with requotations



At 08:25 AM 3/11/97 -0500, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
> The
>Heuristics Option on PAUP (or similar option on other software) is
>calculated to be 95% accurate 

Which is a very limited sort of confidence level.  All this is saying is
that the reported best cladogram is 95% likely to be the actual best
cladogram derivable from the data.

This says nothing about how likely it is to be the true cladogram, or how
likely it is that a particular alternative cladogram is closer to reality.

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