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raxmlGUI 2.0: A graphical interface and toolkit for phylogenetic analyses using RAxML

28 October 2020

Abstract

raxmlGUI is a graphical user interface to RAxML, one of the most popular and widely used softwares for phylogenetic inference using maximum likelihood. Here we present raxmlGUI 2.0, a complete rewrite of the GUI which seamlessly integrates RAxML binaries for all major operating systems with an intuitive graphical front‐end to setup and run phylogenetic analyses. Our program offers automated pipelines for analyses that require multiple successive calls of RAxML, built‐in functions to concatenate alignment files while automatically specifying the appropriate partition settings, and one‐click model testing to select the best substitution models using ModelTest‐NG. In addition to RAxML 8.x, raxmlGUI 2.0 also supports the new RAxML‐NG, which provides new functionality and higher performance on large datasets. raxmlGUI 2.0 facilitates phylogenetic analyses by coupling an intuitive interface with the unmatched performance of RAxML.

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