Coloring dendroscope files
The need had arisen for the tips of a large phylogeny to be labelled in a systematic way. Rather than "point and click" within Dendroscope, this script takes a .den/dendro file and colors the tips according to a "color description" file. This is a simple csv file with taxa labels and a corresponding color. The color may either be an RGB triplet or a scalar value which will be mapped to a pallete.
color-dendro.rb [options] CLRFILE TREEFILE1 [...]
where the options are:
-h, --help Display this screen -m, --default-color STR The default color nodes will be given --map-to-colors The coloring instructions give a float value which will be mapped to a color --save STR Name output files according this template -o, --overwrite Overwrite pre-existing files
The color palette / spectrum code is very primitive and should be improved.
Thanks to Richard Myers for his original script which this is based on.