laser: Likelihood Analysis of Speciation/Extinction Rates from Phylogenies

laser implements maximum likelihood methods based on the birth-death process to test whether diversification rates have changed over time and whether rates vary among lineages.

Version: 2.4-1
Depends: R (≥ 2.6), ape, geiger (≥ 1.99-3)
Published: 2013-09-04
Author: Dan Rabosky, Klaus Schliep
Maintainer: Dan Rabosky <drabosky at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: laser results


Reference manual: laser.pdf
Package source: laser_2.4-1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: laser_2.4-1.tgz, r-oldrel: laser_2.4-1.tgz
Old sources: laser archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: TreeSim
Reverse suggests: treebase


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