FigTree is designed as a graphical viewer of phylogenetic trees and as a program for producing publication-ready figures.
With an activated Bioconda channel (see 2. Set up channels), install with:
conda install figtree
and update with:
conda update figtree
or use the docker container:
docker pull quay.io/biocontainers/figtree:<tag>
(see figtree/tags for valid values for
FigTree is Java program that comes with a custom wrapper shell script. This shell wrapper is called "figtree" and is on $PATH by default. By default "-Xms512m -Xmx1g" is set in the wrapper. If you want to overwrite it you can specify these values directly after your binaries. If you have _JAVA_OPTIONS set globally this will take precedence. For example run it with "figtree -Xms512m -Xmx1g"