Registered 2011-08-31 by Jon Hill

A set of integrated tools to process tree data ready for supertree construction.

The STK is a handy box of tools to aid processing of data ready for analysis in programs like PAUP and TNT. It implements the supertree processing protocol proposed by Davis and Hill, 2008 (http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/3/95/abstract).

The software was described in this paper in Biodiversity Data Journal: http://biodiversitydatajournal.com/articles.php?id=1053

The aim is to produce a GUI, web-based and command line interface for curating, processing and storing data ready for supertree analysis, all with common functionality. Our data format is a XML file that contains the trees and associated metadata for each tree.

To Install:
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Ubuntu:
You need to add the Supertree Toolkit PPA (https://launchpad.net/~stk-developers/+archive/release) to your system, along with an additional one which contains some dependencies. You can then install the package. Run the commands below to do all this.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:fluidity-core/ppa
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:stk-developers/release
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install supertree-toolkit

Windows:
Download the setup.exe (right) and install as normal

MacOS X:
Download the STK.dmg (right) and install as normal

To contribute:
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Please contact the development team for advice first, before undertaking a substantial amount of work. All new developments must be done on a branch. Once ready, a merge can be requested and a code review from a member of the team will grant or refuse the request (with comments and advice). Once granted, a merge to the trunk can be performed.

Project information

Maintainer:
STK Developers
Driver:
STK Developers
Licence:
GNU GPL v3

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