CLINCH—Cladistic Inference by Compatibility of Hypotheses

CLINCH is a computer program for performing cladistic compatibility analysis. I began writing it, originally as an enhancement of an earlier program by George Estabrook, while I was a graduate student at the University of Michigan in the mid-1970s. CLINCH is written in Fortran (specifically Fortran IV), a language that I barely remember, and I have not touched it since 1986. It is designed for input in the form of punched cards, real or virtual, which was the norm in the 1970s. It will probably take some work to make it usable in a modern computing environment, but for anyone who wants to try, here is the distribution of the final version, CLINCH 6.2. Let me know how you make out with it.

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