Articles by Jonathan Chang

Introducing fishtree and fishtreeoflife.org

March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

In our recent publication (Rabosky et al. 2018) we assembled a huge phylogeny of ray-finned fishes: the most comprehensive to date! While all of our data are accessible via Dryad, we felt like we could go the extra mile to make it easy to repurpo...
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What R package for phylogenetics is the most popular?

November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

While writing my first R package and its associated manuscript, I needed to talk about some other R packages in the phylogenetics research community. The most obvious choice would be to just cite the ones that I actually use, but that doesn’t n... [Read more...]

Animating and labeling figures with ImageMagick

August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

ImageMagick is an incredible command-line tool that lets you edit and convert images of all sorts. Suppose you wanted to compare some figures that you’ve generated, and label the figures with their respective filenames so that you know which is...
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How to partially rasterize a figure plotted with R

May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you work with datasets that are big enough in R you will eventually encounter situations where your plots are so complex that they do things like crash Preview.app on macOS. For me this happens a lot when I generate huge scatterplots with very dense overplotting. These don’t ...
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