Removing samples from the OTU table

Hi there,

I have a dataset of about 100 samples that I have processed all the way through cluster.split. I have just found out that we don’t have matching clinical data for a few of these samples and they need to be removed from all of our figures (relative abundance graphs, diversity measurements etc.). My question is, do I need to remove these samples from stability.files and re-run the samples that will be included starting from the beginning, or can I simply remove the data for these samples? I was not sure if removing the samples from the initial analysis would impact the downstream analysis of the other samples. Thank you so much for the help.

It would probably be cleanest to start over, but you can also run remove.groups to remove those samples.