Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

A Flexible Computer Program for Generating Identification Keys

M. J. Dallwitz
Systematic Zoology
Vol. 23, No. 1 (Mar., 1974), pp. 50-57
DOI: 10.2307/2412239
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2412239
Page Count: 8
  • Download ($42.00)
  • Cite this Item
A Flexible Computer Program for Generating Identification Keys
Preview not available

Abstract

A Fortran program for constructing identification keys is described. The strategy used by the program aims to minimize the probability of error or the amount of difficulty in using the key. The main considerations in assessing the merit of a character are the reliability or convenience of the character (as estimated by the maker of the key), the evenness of the division produced by the character, and the amount of intra-taxon variability for the character. The key maker has a high degree of control over the strategy, as the relative importance of these criteria may be specified, and the automatic choice of characters may be overridden.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
50
    50
  • Thumbnail: Page 
51
    51
  • Thumbnail: Page 
52
    52
  • Thumbnail: Page 
53
    53
  • Thumbnail: Page 
54
    54
  • Thumbnail: Page 
55
    55
  • Thumbnail: Page 
56
    56
  • Thumbnail: Page 
57
    57