Ensemble consistency index
ensemble consistency index (CI)
Glossary of "Cladistics (2nd ed.)" by Kitching et al. (1998)
- A measure of the amount of homoplasy in a data matrix relative to a given cladogram. The ensemble consistency index is calculated as the ratio of M, the minimum number of steps all characters can exhibit on any cladogram, to S, the minimum number of steps they can exhibit on the cladogram in question See also consistency index.
- Kitching, I. J., Forey, P. L. Humphries, C. J. & Williams, D. M. 1998. Cladistics, 2nd ed.: the Theory and Practice of Parsimony Analysis. -xii + 228 pp. Oxford University Press, New York.