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Maaslin2 with presence/absence data

Hi,
I was wondering if Maaslin2 is able to handle binary input data? I was curious about using this to test for associations between past exposure to different pathogens based on a serology panel, and a set of metadata we have. Not sure if that’s possible, but thanks!

Hi there,

MaAsLin should do fine on binary variables. It was designed to handle both categorical and continuous data.

I hope this helps!

Best,
Kelsey