[BioRuby] newick gsub(' ','_')

Christian M Zmasek czmasek at burnham.org
Tue Jul 21 18:34:03 UTC 2009

> Why unquoted labels are preferred is that naive programs
> that cannot understand quotes might have problems with
> quotes and speces. Providing unquoted labels as many as
> possible may reduce such problems, though it isn't perfect.

Indeed! Many programs related to phylogentic analysis are quite picky 
when it comes to names. Having spaces and/or quotes in names is likely 
to lead to compatibility problems in some (many?) programs and is 
therefore best avoided.

Christian Zmasek

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