Supported Beta-diversity Measures

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Quantitative measures

  • Bray-Curtis (aka: normalized weighted UniFrac, percentage difference)
  • Canberra
  • Chi-squared
  • Coefficient of similarity
  • Complete tree
  • Euclidean
  • Fst
  • Gower
  • Hellinger
  • Kulczynski
  • Lennon compositional difference
  • Manhattan (aka: taxicab, city-block, unnormalized weighted UniFrac)
  • Mean nearest neighbour distance (aka: comdistnn)
  • Mean phylogenetic distance (aka: comdist)
  • Morisita-Horn
  • Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient
  • Rao's Hp
  • Soergel (aka: Jaccard, unweighted UniFrac, Ruzicka, Marczewski-Steinhaus, percentage remoteness)
  • Tamas coefficient (TC) (aka: simple matching coefficient)
  • Weighted correlation
  • Whittaker index of association
  • Yue-Clayton (aka: similarity ratio)

Qualitative measures

  • Bray-Curtis (aka: Sorensen, PhyloSor, Dice)
  • Canberra
  • Coefficient of similarity
  • Euclidean
  • Gower
  • Kulczynski (aka: Kulczynski-Cody, Sokal-Sneath)
  • Lennon compositional difference
  • Manhattan
  • Mean nearest neighbour distance (aka: comdistnn)
  • Mean phylogenetic distance (aka: comdist)
  • Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient
  • Soergel (aka: Jaccard, unweighted UniFrac)
  • Tamas coefficient (TC) (aka: simple matching coefficient)
  • Weighted correlation