This is a collection of software relevant for evolutionary research and education. The programs are grouped into a number of overlapping categories for easier browsing:
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A software platform for experiments with self-replicating and evolving computer programs.
A freeware analysis package for Macintosh to compute phylogenetically independent contrasts.
An online program to run analyses of interspecific data in an evolutionary context.
Watch as virtual lifeforms evolve different types of locomotion according to an algorithm based on mutation and natural selection.
A program containing interactive labs that help to explain evolutionary processes.
An interactive feature shows how random mutations can lead to species-wide change.
An interactive demonstration of evolution from Biology in Motion.
An online simulation of the evolution of behavioral strategies under game theory.
A computer simulation where hundreds of virtual organisms evolve swimming skills.
A simulation of “How natural selection really works” based on the video of the same name.
A comprehensive collection of phylogeny programs.
A computer program for phylogenetic analysis, including studies of character evolution.
A program for performing phylogenetically independent analyses to evaluate correlates of species richness.
An integrated tool for sequence alignment, inferring phylogenetic trees, and testing evolutionary hypotheses.
Free software for phyologenetic analyses, including independent contrast analysis.
A program for the selection of the model of nucleotide substitution that best fits the data.
A package of programs for phylogenetic analyses of DNA or protein sequences using maximum likelihood.
A simple, fast, and accurate algorithm to estimate large phylogenies by maximum likelihood.
A series of population genetic simulations provided by Kent Holsinger of the University of Connecticut.
A simple online simulation of allele frequency changes under differing population genetics conditions.