making my own Shared file for diversity indices?


I was wondering if it makes sense to build my own shared file with instead of having the OTUs having the different classified taxa (let’s say different genera)…
I will try it but just wondering if the summary.single command could work OK with this?
the numbers in my table would be proportions…


I don’t totally follow your question, but I think what you’re asking about is whether to make a shared file at the genus level. This is what we call the phylotype command in the MiSeq SOP. You might check that out.



I built my own genera shared file and I am using that !