"Dear Collegues/Friends and SPADE Users,Thank you for your use/interest/request of SPADE program in the past. (SPADE: Species Prediction And Diversity Estimation). I also thank many users for very helpful comments and feedbacks, which have led substantial improvement in SPADE. Now SPADE has been recently updated/modified and added two new parts: multiple-community similarity/diversity measures and genetic applications. In the genetic application part, we have featured Jost's differentiation measureD proposed in Jost (2008, Molecular Ecology,17, 4015-4026).
The latest version of SPADE (2009/Feb 13 Version) and the revised User Guide now can be freely downloaded online from http://chao.stat.nthu.edu.tw/
softwareCE.htmlby just clicking SPADE there. The installation procedures have been greatly simplified. Please also note that the data input format for frequency or abundance data in one community case has been properly modified in order to be consistent with data format for multiple communities. Your comments, thoughts and suggestions are always welcome.".Best regards, Anne ChaoTsing Hua Distinguished Chair ProfessorInstitute of StatisticsNational Tsing Hua UniversityHsin-Chu, TAIWAN