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Windows binary (32 bits)

Linux binary (32 bits)

Before running VIP, make sure that your system provides GTK+ 2 support. Windows users can download the GTK runtime library here. If you have a problem with this GTK runtime, try this one (hat tip to Jonathan Liria)! Linux users, can download the GTK-bin library from their preferred repository, systems based on Gnome desktop system (such as Ubuntu or Debian) have the GTK library already included.

Source code

Source code in C

If you want to compile VIP, make sure you have the latest version of GTK-dev library (available here, Linux users can download from their preferred repository). Appart from the basic GTK libraries, Windows users must include the following libraries: gdk-win32.lib, gdk_pixbux.lib and pango.lib.

Saving trees to be read with VIP

If you are a TNT user, you can save your tree to be read into VIP using this macro. The parameter asking for the script is the tree to be saved; if no tree is provided, it uses the tree 0. The results are saved as tree.xml.


Please cite VIP when using the program in your own work. The suggested citation is:

Arias, J. S. 2010. VIP: Vicariance Inference Program, Software and documentation published by the author. Available at: http://www.zmuc.dk/public/phylogeny/vip.

Also, do not forget to cite the main method description [1], and Hovenkamp's papers [2],[3]. Several features are based on other people's research, and they must be recognized if you use them: [4],[5],[6].


[1] Arias, J.S., Szumik, C.A., Goloboff, P.A. In press. Spatial analysis of vicariance: A method for using direct geographical information in historical biogeography. Cladistics. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2011.00353.x.
[2] Hovenkamp, P. 1997. Vicariance events, not areas, should be used in biogeographical analysis. Cladistics 13: 67. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.1997.tb00241.x.
[3] Hovenkamp, P. 2001. A direct method for the analysis of vicariance patterns. Cladistics 17: 260. DOI: 10.1006/clad.2001.0176.
[4] Page, R.D.M. 1994. Parallel phylogenies: Reconstructing the history of host-parasite assemblages. Cladistics 10: 155. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.1994.tb00170.x.
[5] Hunn, C.A., Upchurch, P. 1978. The importance of time/space in diagnosing the causality of phylogenetic events: Towards a 'chronobiogeographical' paradigm? Systematic Biology 50: 391. DOI:10.1093/sysbio/50.3.391.
[6] Bremer, K. 1988. The limits of amino-acid sequence data in angiosperm phylogenetic reconstruction. Evolution 42: 795-803. JSTOR: 2498870.

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