Running ‘qiime composition ancom’ from the Moving Pictures tutorial gives me this error:
"Next step fails: Plugin error from composition: ‘charmap’ codec can’t encode character ‘\ufffd’ in position 944886: character maps to "
I am running under conda (eg. source activate qiime2-2017.10). I believe this character is “Black-diamond-?”. Googling suggests that adding .encode(…) somewhere could help. Grateful for any suggestions.
I think QIIME 2/Python is just confused about your locale. Does running the following in a terminal before executing that action help?
If not, perhaps your metadata file was downloaded with the wrong encoding. Could you run:
file <filepath to metadata.tsv>
to see what it says?
Thanks Evan: Current setting:
export LANG=en_GB.utf8 worked for me.
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