Features (Current version: 4.2)

(Difference from version 4.1 to 4.2: minor bug fixes, and new options: new2fy and nodesigl)

Obtaining and running Phylocom

The Phylocom distribution consists of C source code, Mac OS X and Windows binaries, manual, and example files. Read the manual for assistance installing and running the software.

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(Also, a Chinese version of the manual, translated by Jinlong Zhang)


We are now using github for development and distribution, and will welcome pull requests


If you think you have found a bug, have comments, or are having trouble, please contact Cam (general issues, phylomatic, ecovolve), Steve (comstruct- and comtrait-related), or David (aot-related). Alternatively, please post an issue. Please read the manual first!

Phylocom/phylomatic/ecovolve users mailing list: While the authors of phylocom endeavor to reply to your emails, sometimes things just get too much! Feel free to subscribe to our new mailing list: phylocom-user. You can use this list to request help from other users, offer tips and request new features. In order to reduce spam, the list archives are only available to registered members.

Other resources: Sharon Strauss and Jean Burns provide an excellent phylocom tutorial. The picante R package provides several functions for reading and writing phylocom-formatted data.

Citing Phylocom

If you use results derived from Phylocom analyses in your publications, please cite:

Who is using Phylocom?

Studies we're aware of that have used Phylocom are being compiled on a CiteULike group. Please feel free to add any we've missed.


Phylocom is now released under a Modified (aka Simplified or 3-clause) BSD License (as of version 4.0 beta). See also the OSI, and Creative Commons listings.


Phylocom development has been supported by grants 0212873 and 0515520 from the US NSF, by NSERC, by The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and the Yale Institute of Biospheric Studies. See the manual for full acknowledgments.

Alternative download site here