generalized UniFrac distances

Could we get the Chen version of the generalized unifrac into mother? I think it’s the most up to date.
It’s described in Chen et al. Associating microbiome composition with environmental
covariates using generalized UniFrac distances. 2012. Bioinformatics. (28) 16. pages 2106–2113


We’ll add it to the docket of future features.

Hi Patrick, looks like it’s been a while since you replied to this request. I was wondering whether a generalized UniFrac calculator is still on your to-do list. Thanks!
Tufts University

Admittedly, it’s probably very far off. We have found that building trees from large datasets is next to impossible. Further, we have yet to find a case where OTU-based methods give different results from phylogenetic methods.