Hey,

Right now, I'm working on a wrapper for jsPhyloSVG (a javascript library
for visualizing phylogenetic trees on the web browser) in R, and just got
to learn about the phyloXML format. Googling around and checking out this
email list archives it seems that there's no support for this format in R.

My question is: how useful do you think having this in R will be? I'm
willing to write an R package to read/write trees in this format (done
before with GEXF, which is for networks in general). But I just want to
make sure that (1) this will be useful for the community, and (2) I'm not
reinventing the wheel (is anybody working on this now?). What are your
thoughts?

Best,

George G. Vega Yon
+1 (626) 381 8171
http://ggvy.cl

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