Glossary of "Cladistics (2nd ed.)" by Kitching et al. (1998)
- The optimization procedure used for a certain type of ordered, polarized, directed character. The costs of the transformations, 0 -> 1, 1-> 2, etc., are as in Wagner optimization. The costs of all transformations in the opposite direction are treated as infinite, thereby preventing character reversal. Camin-Sokal optimization requires all homoplasy to be accounted for by multiple, parallel transformations.
- 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.