BEAST (Bayesian Evolutionary Analysis Sampling Trees) is a cross-platform program for Bayesian analysis of molecular sequences using MCMC. It is entirely orientated towards rooted, time-measured phylogenies inferred using strict or relaxed molecular clock models. It can be used as a method of reconstructing phylogenies but is also a framework for testing evolutionary hypotheses without conditioning on a single tree topology. BEAST uses MCMC to average over tree space, so that each tree is weighted proportional to its posterior probability. We include a simple to use user-interface program for setting up standard analyses and a suit of programs for analysing the results.

Versions and Availability

Module Names for beast on smic
Machine Version Module Name
smic 1.7.5 beast/1.7.5
▶ **FIX-ME** FAQ?


Because Best is GUI-based software, X11 forward needs to be enabled at login.
    ssh -X  or ssh -X
Make sure to load module by "module load beast/1.7.5" before lauching 


Last modified: June 19 2015 14:22:09.