[Phylobase-devl] Treewalking in ape

Thibaut Jombart jombart at biomserv.univ-lyon1.fr
Fri Nov 21 11:39:22 CET 2008

Dear list,

Here is another question concerning treewalk procedures.
I actually believe that these functions are very helpful, but they apply 
to trees, not to tree+data structures. Hence, they could be part of ape 
as well as part of phylobase. This being said, I realize it is fair to 
have them in phylobase, since they must be applicable to phylo4 as well, 
and for now ape is 'only' about phylo objects.  But as a user, I would 
like to be able to treewalk with phylo objects as well. This is 
straightforward since we can add a
as(phy, "phylo4")
at the begining of each treewalk function. Are there good reasons not to 
do so I am missing? If not, I would like to allow this extension to all 
functions inside treewalk.R (and I would be glad to commit that asap).



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