Data archaeology

18 09 2016

Emma and I want to find Ros Clubb‘s original contrast data to see if CAIC, which we used in 2002, creates contracts between sister species in the same way that Mesquite does. We’re trying to work out why Jeanette couldn’t replicate Ros’s original homerange-and-infant-mortality result, even using the same data (though admittedly a slightly more up-to-date tree).

img_3727Unfortunately Ros and I chucked the floppy disks of data a while ago, but I did just find her old laptop, untouched for at least 14 years, while unearthing hoarded items Amazingly, with a UK plus adaptor, it does still start; but it’s just asked me for Ros’s password …