DELTA, Lucid, and the Nexus Data Editor

Mauro J. Cavalcanti maurobio at ACD.UFRJ.BR
Fri May 14 17:11:03 CEST 2004

- From: Mike Dallwitz

> NDE has options for importing and exporting DELTA data, but these 
> sometimes fail. Attempting to import the DELTA sample data fails with 
> the error message: 'Undocumented error, offending token = ""'. If you 
> use Confor to convert the sample data to Nexus format, open the 
> resulting Nexus file in NDE, and export to DELTA format, an invalid 
> DELTA 'specifications' file is produced.

The FORCON (FORmat CONversion) program of the Free DELTA software suite 
(currently under development) will offer a better treatment of NEXUS data 
files than NDE and will be able to export DELTA data into NEXUS format. 
The Lucid format will not be supported by Free DELTA.


Mauro J. Cavalcanti
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia,
Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro,
Quinta da Boa Vista, 20940-040, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
E-mail: maurobio at  Homepage:

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