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DAMBE for Windows

Please cite:

Xia X. 2017. DAMBE6: New tools for microbial genomics, phylogenetics and molecular evolution. Journal of Heredity 108(4):431-437.

Xia, X. 2013. DAMBE5: A comprehensive software package for data analysis in molecular biology and evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30:1720-1728 .

Installation instructions:

  1. The installation instruction here is for Windows, but you can also run DAMBE on Linux or new Macintosh computers.
  2. If you have installed a previous version of DAMBE, please uninstalled it before installing the new version by clicking

    Start|Settings|Control Panel|Add/Remove Programs

    and proceed to remove DAMBE completely. Check C:\Windows\System32 to make sure that DllWithDialog.DLL is deleted (and manually delete it if it is not) before installing a new version of DAMBE.

  3. Please download one of the following installation packages and click it to install DAMBE. There will be a number of DNA sequence files in the installation directory. Note that I have used different file extension (or type) to designate different data files for different programs. It is always a good practice to use one particular file type to designate one particular file format.
  4. Tips for computer managers of teaching labs

You may encounter error messages such as “Error number 339 component comdlg32.ocx or one of its dependencies is not correctly registered – a file is missing or invalid”). If this happens, follow the procedures below:

  1. Check if comdlg32.ocx and comctl32.ocx are in the C:\Windows\System32 directory (for 32-bit Windows) or the C:\Windows\SysWow64 directory (for 64-bit Windows). If not, download comctl32.ocx and comdlg32.ocx to C:\Windows\System32 (32-bit Windows) or C:\Windows\SysWow64 (64-bit Windows). You may need to download to another directory and then copy them to C:\Windows\System32 or C:\Windows\SysWow64 directory. If they are already there, leave them there and DON’T copy over them.
  2. Run cmd.exe with Administrative privilege (e.g., right-clicking cmd.exe and click “Run as Administrator”). Once you see the command prompt, change directory to C:\Windows\System32 or C:\Windows\SysWow64, and type at the command line:
  3. regsvr32.exe /u COMDLG32.OCX (This may not be necessary)
    regsvr32.exe COMCTL32.OCX
    regsvr32.exe COMDLG32.OCX
(Contact me at xxia@uottawa.ca if you have any problems. I typically answer your query in one day.)
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