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R package implementing the Total Cophenetic Index measure of Mir et al. (2013).

The total cophenetic index describes how balanced a phylogenetic tree is, by measuring the how deep the most recent common ancestor of each pair of leaves lies within the tree.

See also

This functionality is now available via Rogter’s package R package.


A. Mir, F. Rossello, L. A. Rotger, A new balance index for phylogenetic trees. Math. Biosci. 241, 125-136 (2013).