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    Definition of "distance" in population sharing

    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

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    I think the answer you are after is at the following thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Powell View Post
    I think the answer you are after is at the following thread
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    Thanks, but I am aware of the general meaning. I was hoping for a more precise definition, such as a mathematical formula

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