[Mesquitelist] Problem setting the maximum number of character states in Mesquite
wmaddisn at interchange.ubc.ca
Tue Feb 15 13:26:43 PST 2011
Does your character actually have all 46 character states in it as scored from the taxa?
0-9, A-Z, a-z minus ILOilo is 56 character states.
What is needed is that the states actually scored for the taxa are contiguous. I'd be happy to look at your matrix if you want to send it.
On 31 Jan 2011, at 12:23 PM, Joseph Chan wrote:
> Thanks so much for the reply! I think that gets me closer to the
> solution. Now I get this error though:
> "Categorical data likelihood calculations currently require state
> distribution to include only contiguous states starting at 0 (e.g.,
> character with only states 2 and 3 not allowed, and should instead be
> recoded to states 0 and 1). Calculations for one or more characters
> were not completed."
> My character states begin at 0-9, then A-Z, then a-z, while skipping
> 'I','L','O', 'i','l','o'. I've also tried both keeping and skipping
> 'J' and 'j' as well. I have a total of 46 character states to fill.
> Any ideas?
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 2:29 PM, Jeffrey C. Oliver
> <jeffrey.oliver at yale.edu> wrote:
>> Hi Joe,
>> Mesquite uses alpha-numeric individual characters for categorical character
>> states. So for your matrix, to code the twelfth character state, you'd use
>> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 2:13 PM, Joseph Chan <jminchan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hey there,
>>> I've been trying to trace ~40 different character states, which I read
>>> in from a tab-delimited categorical file. The problem is that any
>>> two-digit character that I read in is interpreted as the intersection
>>> of two different single-digit character states. For example, if a
>>> character state should be read as 12, it's actually read in as 1&2. I
>>> tried changing the maximum number of character states to 55, which I
>>> tried to do by going into the Character Matrix menu and going to
>>> Matrix:Set Maximum Value for Cell-Coloring. This had no effect. Any
>>> help would be greatly appreciated, as I'm completely stumped.
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