Ebola Virus Local Clock Analysis

by Andrew Rambaut, JT McCrone & Guy Baele. In 2014 there was an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo. When the first genome sequences were published (Maganga et al. 2014) it was noticed that the amount of divergence from the earliest EBOV genomes from the...

Measuring BEAST performance

When running BEAST it reports the time taken to calculate a certain number of states (e.g., minutes/million states). It is obviously tempting to compare this time between runs as a measure of performance. However, unless you are testing the performance of the same XML file on different hardware or for...

BEAST v1.10.4 released

We are pleased to announce the release of BEAST v1.10.4 BEAST v1.10.4 fixes a bug when trying specify a burnin on the command line version of LogCombiner. It also introduces two new command line options specific to BEAGLE v3.1 (-beagle_threading_off and -beagle_thread_count). Download BEAST v1.10.4 binaries for...

BEAST v1.10.3 released

We are pleased to announce the release of BEAST v1.10.3 BEAST v1.10.3 fixes an important bug where performance was degraded when using BEAGLE 3 on CPUs (compared with using BEAGLE 2 or using GPUs). Download BEAST v1.10.3 binaries for Mac, Windows and UNIX/Linux

BEAST v1.10.0 released

We are pleased to announce the release of BEAST v1.10 BEAST v1.10.0 is a major new version with many new features which focus on flexibility of model specification, integration of different data sources, and increasing the speed and efficiency of sampling. The new version coincides with the publication...

BEAST v1.8.4 released

BEAST v1.8.4 has been released: Download BEAST v1.8.4 binaries for Mac, Windows and UNIX/Linux Version 1.8.4 released 17th June 2016 New Features: New structured list of citations printed to screen before running. Option ('-citation_file') to write citation list to file. Option in BEAUti Priors panel to...

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