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Iceberg was decommissioned on 30th November 2020. Users of Iceberg need to switch to using ShARC and/or Bessemer instead.


MrBayes is a program for the Bayesian estimation of phylogeny.

Interactive Usage

After connecting to Iceberg (see Establishing a SSH connection), start an interactive session with the qrshx command.

The latest version of MrBayes (currently 3.2.6) is made available with the command

module load apps/gcc/4.4.7/mrbayes

Alternatively, you can load a specific version with

module load apps/gcc/4.4.7/mrbayes/3.2.6

This command makes the MrBayes mb binary available to your session.

Installation notes

MrBayes was installed with gcc 4.4.7

tar -xvzf ./mrbayes-3.2.6.tar.gz
cd mrbayes-3.2.6
./configure --with-beagle=/usr/local/packages6/libs/gcc/4.4.7/beagle/2.1.2 --prefix=/usr/local/packages6/apps/gcc/4.4.7/mrbayes/3.2.6/
make install

This modulefile was installed as /usr/local/modulefiles/apps/gcc/4.4.7/mrbayes/3.2.6