Tracer is graphical tool for visualization and diagnostics of MCMC output. It can read output files from MrBayes and BEAST.


You can download Tracer from here:

Using Tracer

The Divergence Dating tutorial is available describing how to use Tracer to analyse the output from BEAST.

Citing Tracer

The recommended citation for this program is:

  • Rambaut A, Drummond AJ, Xie D, Baele G and Suchard MA (2018) Posterior summarisation in Bayesian phylogenetics using Tracer 1.7. Systematic Biology. syy032. doi:10.1093/sysbio/syy032

For more information and to download it, go to the Tracer web page.

Bayesian evolutionary analysis by sampling trees

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