nonsquareDist - Calculate pairwise distances between sequences

## Description¶

`nonsquareDist` calculates all pairwise distance between a set of sequences and a subset of it.

## Usage¶

``````nonsquareDist(seq, indx, dist_mat = getDNAMatrix())
``````

## Arguments¶

seq
character vector containing a DNA sequences.
indx
numeric vector contating the indices (a subset of indices of `seq`).
dist_mat
Character distance matrix. Defaults to a Hamming distance matrix returned by getDNAMatrix. If gap characters, `c("-", ".")`, are assigned a value of -1 in `dist_mat` then contiguous gaps of any run length, which are not present in both sequences, will be counted as a distance of 1. Meaning, indels of any length will increase the sequence distance by 1. Gap values other than -1 will return a distance that does not consider indels as a special case.

## Value¶

A matrix of numerical distance between each entry in `seq` and sequences specified by `indx` indices. If `seq` is a named vector, row and columns names will be added accordingly.

Amino acid distance matrix may be built with getAAMatrix. Uses seqDist for calculating distances between pairs. See pairwiseEqual for generating an equivalence matrix.

## Examples¶

``````# Gaps will be treated as Ns with a gap=0 distance matrix
seq <- c(A="ATGGC", B="ATGGG", C="ATGGG", D="AT--C")
pairwiseDist(seq,
dist_mat=getDNAMatrix(gap=0))

``````
``````  A B C D
A 0 1 1 0
B 1 0 0 1
C 1 0 0 1
D 0 1 1 0

``````
``````
nonsquareDist(seq, indx=c(1,3),
dist_mat=getDNAMatrix(gap=0))
``````
``````  A B C D
A 0 1 1 0
C 1 0 0 1

``````