raxmlGUI1,2 is a graphical user interface to RAxML3, 4, one of the most popular and widely used software for phylogenetic inference using maximum likelihood. This is the first public beta of raxmlGUI v2.0, featuring:

While the program presented here is a beta version, the most important functions and analyses are already implemented and functional and we encourage users to send us any feedback they may have. raxmlGUI facilitates phylogenetic analyses by coupling an intuitive interface with the unmatched performance of RAxML. Read more in the bioRxiv paper.


1 Edler, D., Klein, J., Antonelli, A., and Silvestro, D. 2019. raxmlGUI 2.0 beta: a graphical interface and toolkit for phylogenetic analyses using RAxML. bioRxiv, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/800912

2 Silvestro, D. and I. Michalak. 2012. raxmlGUI: a graphical front-end for RAxML. Organisms Diversity and Evolution 12:335–337.

3 Stamatakis, A. 2014. Raxml version 8: a tool for phylogenetic analysis andpost-analysis of large phylogenies. Bioinformatics 30:1312–1313.

4 Kozlov, A. M., D. Darriba, T. Flouri, B. Morel, and A. Stamatakis. 2019. RAxML-NG: a fast, scalable and user-friendly tool for maximum likelihood phylogenetic inference. Bioinformatics 35:4453–4455.