[Phylobase-devl] Planning the next release of phylobase

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at duke.edu
Fri Feb 22 19:49:57 CET 2008

On Feb 22, 2008, at 1:25 PM, Ben Bolker wrote:

>   Another random question/opinion poll:  what do people think about
> the names of the tree-walking functions?  should it be
> getAncestors, getDescendants?  Sons, Daughters? Leaves, branches?

Note that historically accessors in R aren't called 'getWhatever()',  
but just 'whatever()'. Though feel free to set me straight on that,  
maybe this trend has been changing more recently as more people adopt  

I.e., you simply have ancestors(), descendants(), etc.

Maybe it's also worth looking at some of the clustering packages and  
see what they use - a hierarchical clustering traversal isn't that  
different from traversing a tree in many respects.

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