[Phylobase-devl] On the ordering of tips...

Thibaut Jombart jombart at biomserv.univ-lyon1.fr
Thu Feb 28 17:36:12 CET 2008

A little mistake...
> So, *the first tip label is not the label of the first tip, as defined 
> by the topology*. (I know that theoretically, there are many graphical 
> representation of a tree, so no such 'ordering of tips', but my 
> statement is supported by the fact that 'plot' always plots a given tree 
> in the same way.)
> The first tip label is the label of the first tip appearing in $edge 
> (see edges(tre))
I meant:

The first tip label is the label of the tip #1 in $edge, which is not always the first (which is the very problem, as the numbering of tips has no longer a topological meaning).

-- Cheers

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