The treeflap macro

I occasionally get an email seeking an old excel macro that I wrote (back when I knew a lot less about such things, and frankly, I still don’t know very much) called treeflap.xls.

It is referenced in this paper:

Rees, G. N., Baldwin, D. S., Watson, G. O., Perryman, S., and D. L. Nielson, 2004. Ordination and significance testing of microbial community composition derived from terminal restriction fragment length polymorphisms: application of multivariate statistics. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 86:339-347

The authors used it to align and analyse TRFLP data (Terminal Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism, which I know even less about than visual basic programming).  In the interests of making it easier to find, now that my old Monash website is no more, here is a new link to it.  Enjoy (if this sort of thing floats your boat).

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  1. I’m so happy I found this! I was just about to write an email because the editors for one of my PhD papers wanted a link that worked and this post didn’t exist when I wrote the paper.

    Also side note, this macro was one of the best things to ever happen to me during my PhD! I used it for binning ARISA data and it was passed along to me by a friend using TRFLP data. Thanks so much for writing it, it was a god send!

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