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Nov 20, 2013

I have a (phylogenetic) matrix with a species in each row, and morphological character in each column, scored as 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 for each different species, so something like the following but much bigger:

Character 1 Character 2 Character 3
Species A 1 0 1
Species B 3 2 2
Species C 1 2 0

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