[Mesquitelist] script with mesquites
michel.laurin at upmc.fr
Thu Aug 14 06:41:16 PDT 2008
For this, you don't need to script at
all. Just use the menus to ask Mesquite to create
a new block of trees, or to create a group of 10
taxa. Why would you want to write a script if the
command is available, already? Of course, that
might occur as part of a larger script. Is this
what you want to do? If you need more info on the
menus, just write to me off-list. And if you do
need to script, I will have to led others anwer
because I haven't mastered that either.
>I have a very hard time using the scripting language of Mesquite. I
>don't think the documentation on it is good and detailed. Here are some
>problems I don't know to deal with, and I hope some of you can help me.
>- How can change the object to which I will send command to? As I know
>from the documentation, it can be done with a 'tell' command. However,
>this simply doesn't work in many cases. For example, I want to create a
>block of trees, and I send the following script to Mesquite:
> tell mesquite.trees.SimulatedTreeBlocks.SimulatedTreeBlocks;
> setNumberTrees 10;
>Mesquite says it cannot execute the script returns a null object.
>- In another script, I want to create a group of 10 taxa:
> getEmployee #mesquite.minimal.ManageTaxa.ManageTaxa;
> tell It;
> newTaxa 10 Species;
>It worked, but I don't know why.
>I would like to thank you in advance for your help.
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