I am new at bioinformatic concepts such as sliding window algorithm. I am currently reading a paper where this concepts appears. And states:
We generated 13-by-13 pairwise distance matrices for 25-SNP sliding windows across the genome.
This is shown in figure 1D in Chan et al 2012.
My questions are:
- Can this be minimized to a simpler expression for the non-bioinformatic?
- How to interpret the pair-wise distance matrix?
- What background should I learn to understand this?