This folder contains R package SDSparsimony .

The package is designed to detect Specificity Determining Sites (SDSs) in a multiple sequence alignment using a method of parsimony randomisation (Gilks and Wang, 2011).

The compressed file SDSparsimony_1.0-1.tar.gz contains the R code, documentation and some examples with data files.

To install the package:

Wally Gilks 28 March 2011


Gilks, W. and Wang, C. (2011) A Non-parametric Method for Detecting Specificity Determining Sites in Protein Sequence Alignments. Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology (in press).