- So how does one download it and view it?on GitHub
I have downloaded the files (?) but I don't know what program it needs to view it
Hi Patricia - there aren't any off-the-shelf programs that will be able to visualise a phylogenetic tree of this size. As far as I know, the only programs that have attempted this are https://lifemap-ncbi.univ-lyon1.fr">LifeMap and https://github.com/OneZoom/OZtree">OneZoom (disclaimer - I'm involved in OneZoom). Otherwise you might want to trim the tree down to a manageable size somehow. Even reading it in to a phylogenetic library such as Dendropy is likely to bung up your computer for many minutes or (possibly) hours, and take up quite a lot of RAM.
What are you trying to do with the files?