An open access article in BMC Bioinformatics entitled "PhyloSim - Monte Carlo simulation of sequence evolution in the R statistical computing environment" (DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-12-104) refers to the results of a Monte-Carlo simulation. Can anybody help find the data from the article?

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    – csk
    Mar 15, 2019 at 16:38

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The paper links to the R package PhyloSim available at

https://cran.r-project.org/package=phylosim , which is hosted as an open source Github repository at

https://github.com/bsipos/phylosim/ .

The repository has a folder called "PAMLdat" among other potential data sources:


  • ,How to open ,dat files? is it for R, and is there script to reproduce example?
    – psysky
    Mar 18, 2019 at 9:29
  • @psysky if you look at the links and read the answer you will see that, yes, it is for R. There is extensive documentation on the R project site about how to read .dat files.
    – user02814
    Mar 20, 2019 at 9:23
  • @user02814, but where R script for this article?
    – psysky
    Mar 22, 2019 at 18:38
  • the main github repo is filled with R scripts github.com/bsipos/phylosim
    – philshem
    Mar 24, 2019 at 18:18

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