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Re: PhyloCode Discussion: Crowns, Panstems, and their Correspondence to each oth
David Marjanovic wrote-
> > It would be like deciding the code a fish as having brown hair for the
> > character "hair - color - brown (0); black (1)". The proper method
> > is to code it as inapplicable.
> Correct -- but impossible in PAUP*. I'd advocate to code the characters in
> way that minimizes inapplicable codings, like making one character for all
> trigon morphologies, with absent = (0) and a stepmatrix to turn this into
> bi- or more -furcating ordered character.
Ah, but have you determined how to make stepmatrices work correctly in PAUP
yet? You'll recall our attempts resulted in trees rooted on incorrect taxa,
and amazingly small numbers of MPT's. The PAUP help WebBoard seemingly
can't solve the problem.