This functions computes distance / similarity matrix based on microbial community profiles given as input. Jaccard distance is based on Jaccard index, following the definition given in wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaccard_index). Note, that this is different from Jaccard index in vegdist function in package vegan.
data frame or matrix containing microbial community profiles
set TRUE to return Jaccard Index instead of distance
a dist object containing Jaccard distances / indeces
Tommi Vatanen <[email protected]>
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