How do I interpret beta diversity between individual samples? (all tutorials are between group of samples)
I’ve used three metrics correlation, jaccard, braycurtis
qiime diversity beta \ --i-table table-rarefied.qza \ --p-metric jaccard \ --o-distance-matrix beta.jaccard.qza
the example results:
what is the meaning of those numbers? Why Correlation is 0 in the same samples?
For example s10SWB, s10SW, s11SW cluster together in PCoA, as indeed those are the samples from the same guy. In Jaccard they have values ranging from 0.67 to 0.76 - so should I interpret it that “similar numbers” have similar diversity? Similar low? Similar high?
Maybe there is some webpage saying Jaccard:
0.0 - 0.2 - not similar diversity
0.2 - 0.4 - a bit similar diversity
0.4 - 0.6 - a bit more similar diversity
Thanks for any help/hints