ESTIMATING CHARACTER WEIGHTS DURING TREE SEARCH

@article{Goloboff1993ESTIMATINGCW,
  title={ESTIMATING CHARACTER WEIGHTS DURING TREE SEARCH},
  author={Pablo A. Goloboff},
  journal={Cladistics},
  year={1993},
  volume={9}
}
  • P. Goloboff
  • Published 1 March 1993
  • Computer Science
  • Cladistics
Abstract— A new method for weighting characters according to their homoplasy is proposed; the method is non‐iterative and does not require independent estimations of weights. It is based on searching trees with maximum total fit, with character fits defined as a concave function of homoplasy. Then, when comparing trees, differences in steps occurring in characters which show more homoplasy on the trees are less influential. The reliability of the characters is estimated, during the analysis, as… 

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