I was trying to merge the replicates but I got the following error:
(1/1) Invalid value for '--m-metadata-file': Metadata column is of type
'numeric', but expected Categorical.
How could I change the metadata type column from numerical to a categorical variable? Thank you so much for your help.
If all you need is to convert a numeric column to categorical you can provide a column types to your metadata file as instructed here, or add some letters to the numbers in column (for example, if you want to merge by day of sampling and it is indicated with numer 2, you can indicate is as d2).
Thank you so much for your help. It will do that.
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