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Kurd
11-30-2014, 10:08 PM
After scanning a few of the blogs relevant to admixture analysis, there appears to be some confusion on the definition of distance in Single and Mixed Mode population sharing results. A few have interprated it as a percentage deviation from zero. For example, under this interpretation a distance of 5.5 would mean 94.5% simiilar to the subject's DNA. Personally, I do not believe this to be the correct definition.

Maybe, a few members more knowledgeable on distance can give the precise definition of distance for the benefit of everyone.

Thanks

dp
12-19-2014, 07:53 PM
I think the answer you are after is at the following thread (http://www.anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?3573-What-do-fst-distances-show)
-dp

Kurd
12-20-2014, 01:13 PM
I think the answer you are after is at the following thread (http://www.anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?3573-What-do-fst-distances-show)
-dp

Thanks, but I am aware of the general meaning. I was hoping for a more precise definition, such as a mathematical formula