R Hackathon 1/Current Data Representations
On this page, for the test set of sample trees and datasets and any other relevant files, describe success/failure in loading the file, any information lost, and how the objects are represented in R (pending a different/better idea, we could use a similar format as used for the 'phylo' class (pdf) or the scheme for coding nucleotides (pdf)).
There are two main data classes in ape: "phylo" and "DNA.bin". They are both described in ape Web pages (->Development section). Some features of "phylo" are summarized in the R_Hackathon_1/Data Standards page. Both classes have associated functions to read/write files on the disk, manipulate them and compute with in R, and ways to pass them to C.