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AuthorJ.C. von Vaupel Klein
TitleOptimization of character coding and a stepwise execution of cladistic analyses
JournalZoologische Mededelingen
Volume83
Year2009
Issue20
Pages741-758
ISSN0024-0672
Keywordsa/p coding; absence/presence coding; binarization; character coding; character linkage; cladistic
AbstractThe absence/presence routine of character coding is examined in regard to minimizing its inherent redundancy effects with the purpose of optimizing the structuring of a comprehensive, binary datamatrix. Cladistic analytical procedures are next evaluated with respect to the successive use of such a datamatrix at different hierarchical levels. It is concluded that performing a stepwise analysis has various advantages over the more oft en employed techniques, i.e., the ‘total analysis’ routines and the ‘partitioned’ approaches.
Classification42.86
Document typearticle
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