New version of tree, APIs

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ASSEMBLING, VISUALIZING, AND ANALYZING THE EVOLUTIONARY TREE OF LIFE

We have just released a new version of the synthetic tree, along with new versions of the APIs.

Tree

The biggest change in this version is that we have completely replaced the synthesis method used to produce the tree. We are still using neo4j to serve the tree, but have moved synthesis out of the graph database and into a make-based pipeline that uses a C++ library.  This new method is improves efficiency, reproducibility, and allows us to more clearly connect input sources with edges in the tree. In addition to support statements, the new pipeline also produces conflict statements about the inputs that do not support a given edge (we are working to get these displayed on the properties panel for each node).

You can view the new version here and read the release notes. We want to particularly highlight the self-documenting nature of the new method…

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