SAMS is an interactive analysis program for molecular sequence data. It implements several routines which, for a given set of aligned DNA sequences, estimate the phylogenetic signal present in the data that supports or contradicts putative splits, i.e. internal branches in putative phylogenetic trees. With this information it is possible to visualize the information content of the data set and the signal to noise relationship.
The SAMS-program (version 1.4.3 beta) is a beta-test version which is still under development. The authors are not aware of bugs that would cause the program to obtain incorrect results, but they could exist. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty. Please note that in this test version the number of taxa that can be analysed is limited to 256.
Future versions of this program are intended to be released under the GNU Public License (GPL). Since the current version is a pre-release version, it is not shipped with source code or the GPL.
When publishing results obtained via SAMS please cite: C. Mayer, S. Meid & J.-W. Wägele, 2012, Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany.
Please report any crashes, bugs, or problems you have with this program to Christoph Mayer or Sandra Meid