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rSPR is a software package for calculating rooted subtree-prune-and-regraft distances and rooted agreement forests. Please note that this page is under construction.




Citing rSPR

If you use rSPR in your research, please cite:

Whidden, C., Beiko, R.G., Zeh, N. Fast FPT Algorithms for Computing Rooted Agreement Forests: Theory and Experiments (Extended Abstract) Accepted to SEA 2010. (Abstract)

Whidden, C., Zeh, N. A Unifying View on Approximation and FPT of Agreement Forests. In: WABI 2009. LNCS, vol. 5724, pp. 390–401. Springer-Verlag (2009) (Abstract)

Contact Information

rSPR is in active development and we are interested in discussing all potential applications of this software. We encourage you to send us suggestions for new features. Suggestions, comments, and bug reports can be sent to Chris Whidden (whidden [at] If reporting a bug, please provide as much information as possible and a simplified version of the data set which causes the bug. This will allow us to quickly resolve the issue.


The development of rSPR has been supported by several organizations: