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RE: Drawing Trees



What you really need is the free download of TreeView
http://taxonomy.zoology.gla.ac.uk/rod/treeview.html



Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D. 
Curator of Lower Vertebrate Paleontology 
and Chief Preparator 
Department of Earth Sciences 
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 
2001 Colorado Blvd. 
Denver, CO 80205 USA

Ken.Carpenter@DMNS.org
ph: 303-370-6392/ or 6403 
fx: 303-331-6492 

for PDFs of my reprints, info about the Cedar Mtn. Project, etc. see:
https://scientists.dmns.org/sites/kencarpenter/default.aspx
for fun, see also:
http://dino.lm.com/artists/display.php?name=Kcarpenter



 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Graydon
> Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 4:25 PM
> To: Mike Taylor
> Cc: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Drawing Trees
> 
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:09:05PM +0100, Mike Taylor scripsit:
> > Does anyone know of any good software for drawing 
> publication-quality 
> > figures of phylogenetic trees?  I need something that runs 
> on Linux, 
> > but I don't really know where to start.  Many thanks in advance.
> 
> Assuming HP Holtz is correct (seems likely :) and that all 
> you need is a vector drawing program, Open Office (which very 
> likely comes with your Linux distro) has a Draw component.  
> It's a bit more general-purpose than Illustrator or Corel 
> Draw, but it's entirely serviceable and has (unlike the other 
> two) standards-compliant SVG export.
> 
> Sodipodi is a native-SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) drawing 
> application.
> 
> xfig (and companion transfig) are venerable, but extremely 
> reliable as a 2D vector drawing application.
> 
> There are a passel of KDE apps for this purpose, and at least 
> one GNOME one, and the two Visio clones-of-function, too.
> 
> If it was up to me, I'd be going with Draw; OASIS standard 
> file formats, excellent postscript and SVG output, and 
> (unless the journal is making you use LaTeX) you can probably 
> do the whole paper in OpenOffice.
>