BEAUti (Bayesian Evolutionary Analysis Utility) is a graphical software program that allows the creation of XML input files for BEAST. There are five panels in BEAUti (Data, Model, Priors, Operators, and MCMC), each of which contain multiple parameters that can be configured. Prior information from fossils and other sources can be used to create the XML file. BEAUti can also create and open template files which only contain settings of a particular model. This template can be used later for a longer MCMC run, or for a different data set.
Parent program: beast
BEAST is fast, flexible software for Bayesian analysis of molecular sequences related by an evolutionary tree. BEAST implements a family of Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms for Bayesian phylogenetic inference, divergence time dating, coalescent analysis, phylogeography, andrelated molecular evolutionary analyses. This package includes an enhanced graphical user interface program called BayesianEvolutionary Analysis Utility (BEAUti) that enables access to advanced models for molecular sequence and phenotypic trait evolution. The package also provides new tools for visualizing and summarizingmultispecies coalescent and phylogeographic analyses.