Calculate the
Matching Split Distance
(Bogdanowicz and Giaro 2012; Lin *et al.* 2012) for unrooted binary trees.

```
MatchingSplitDistance(
tree1,
tree2 = NULL,
normalize = FALSE,
reportMatching = FALSE
)
MatchingSplitDistanceSplits(
splits1,
splits2,
nTip = attr(splits1, "nTip"),
normalize = TRUE,
reportMatching = FALSE
)
```

- tree1
Trees of class

`phylo`

, with leaves labelled identically, or lists of such trees to undergo pairwise comparison. Where implemented,`tree2 = NULL`

will compute distances between each pair of trees in the list`tree1`

using a fast algorithm based on Day (1985).- tree2
Trees of class

`phylo`

, with leaves labelled identically, or lists of such trees to undergo pairwise comparison. Where implemented,`tree2 = NULL`

will compute distances between each pair of trees in the list`tree1`

using a fast algorithm based on Day (1985).- normalize
If a numeric value is provided, this will be used as a maximum value against which to rescale results. If

`TRUE`

, results will be rescaled against a maximum value calculated from the specified tree sizes and topology, as specified in the 'Normalization' section below. If`FALSE`

, results will not be rescaled.- reportMatching
Logical specifying whether to return the clade matchings as an attribute of the score.

- splits1
Logical matrices where each row corresponds to a leaf, either listed in the same order or bearing identical names (in any sequence), and each column corresponds to a split, such that each leaf is identified as a member of the ingroup (

`TRUE`

) or outgroup (`FALSE`

) of the respective split.- splits2
Logical matrices where each row corresponds to a leaf, either listed in the same order or bearing identical names (in any sequence), and each column corresponds to a split, such that each leaf is identified as a member of the ingroup (

`TRUE`

) or outgroup (`FALSE`

) of the respective split.- nTip
(Optional) Integer specifying the number of leaves in each split.

`MatchingSplitDistance()`

returns an array of numerics providing the
distances between each pair of trees in `tree1`

and `tree2`

,
or `splits1`

and `splits2`

.

A normalization value or function must be provided in order to return a normalized value. If you are aware of a generalised formula, please let me know by creating a GitHub issue so that it can be implemented.

Bogdanowicz D, Giaro K (2012).
“Matching split distance for unrooted binary phylogenetic trees.”
*IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics*, **9**(1), 150--160.
doi:10.1109/TCBB.2011.48
.

Lin Y, Rajan V, Moret BME (2012).
“A metric for phylogenetic trees based on matching.”
*IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics*, **4**(9), 1014--1022.
doi:10.1109/TCBB.2011.157
.

Other tree distances:
`JaccardRobinsonFoulds()`

,
`KendallColijn()`

,
`MASTSize()`

,
`NNIDist()`

,
`NyeSimilarity()`

,
`PathDist()`

,
`Robinson-Foulds`

,
`SPRDist()`

,
`TreeDistance()`

```
MatchingSplitDistance(lapply(rep(8, 5), ape::rtree), normalize = 16)
#> 1 2 3 4
#> 2 0.7500
#> 3 0.8125 0.6875
#> 4 0.7500 0.7500 0.8125
#> 5 0.3750 0.7500 0.5625 0.8750
MatchingSplitDistance(TreeTools::BalancedTree(6),
TreeTools::PectinateTree(6),
reportMatching = TRUE)
#> [1] 2
#> attr(,"matching")
#> [1] 2 1 3
#> attr(,"pairScores")
#> [,1] [,2] [,3]
#> [1,] 1 0 1
#> [2,] 0 1 2
#> [3,] 2 1 2
#> attr(,"matchedSplits")
#> [1] "t1 t2 t3 | t4 t5 t6 => t4 t5 t6 | t1 t2 t3"
#> [2] "t1 t2 | t3 t4 t5 t6 => t3 t4 t5 t6 | t1 t2"
#> [3] "t4 t5 | t1 t2 t3 t6 => t5 t6 | t1 t2 t3 t4"
VisualizeMatching(MatchingSplitDistance, TreeTools::BalancedTree(6),
TreeTools::PectinateTree(6))
```