PAMLX: a graphical user interface for PAML

Mol Biol Evol. 2013 Dec;30(12):2723-4. doi: 10.1093/molbev/mst179. Epub 2013 Oct 7.


This note announces pamlX, a graphical user interface/front end for the paml (for Phylogenetic Analysis by Maximum Likelihood) program package (Yang Z. 1997. PAML: a program package for phylogenetic analysis by maximum likelihood. Comput Appl Biosci. 13:555-556; Yang Z. 2007. PAML 4: Phylogenetic analysis by maximum likelihood. Mol Biol Evol. 24:1586-1591). pamlX is written in C++ using the Qt library and communicates with paml programs through files. It can be used to create, edit, and print control files for paml programs and to launch paml runs. The interface is available for free download at

Keywords: molecular evolution; phylogenetics; software.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Internet
  • Likelihood Functions
  • Phylogeny*
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface*