Bootstrap

Example Calculations

*boot*

These files give the bootstrap estimate as described by Smith and Van Belle (5) but implemented for a single "quadrant".

$S_{Bootstrap} = S_{obs} + \sum_{i=1}^{S_{obs}} \left ( 1 - \frac {S_i}{N}\right )^N$

where,

N = The number of individuals sampled

$S_{i}$ = The number of sequences in the ith OTU

$S_{obs}$ = Observed number of species

For the Amazonian dataset at distance 0.03, $S_{Bootstrap}$ =112.33 and there is not a simple expression for the 95% confidence interval.