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Within this system you are able to upload a dataset containing gene expression and/or metabolite data.

Each uploaded dataset is assigned an 8-digit ID. This file ID is used to access your dataset for analysis.

The *MetaGeneAlyse* server calculates the distance between each gene in a dataset with every other gene in pairwise comparisons.
For N genes, a so-called distance matrix
of size N x N is calculated based on one of a set of similarity measures.
The matrix is symmetric and the diagonal elements are zero. This
matrix also gets an ID and can be downloaded or one of a set of
cluster algorithms can be applied to the matrix.

The result of the clustering comes in the form of a dendrogram and can be displayed in different formats. Optionally the dendrogram can be cut at a certain hight. The associations of genes to clusters are displayed in a table.

The k-means clustering algorithm can also be applied to the uploaded dataset.