Can you elaborate on this? It sounds to me like you might have tried something that didn’t work. But you also said,
So I’m a bit confused about how you have determined that you can’t import your data.
I’m also confused about these two points because, while the tutorial data is online, you have to download that data onto your computer before running the import step. When you run the importing step, the data is on your computer, not online. The fact that the data is on your computer and not online does not introduce any additional steps whatsoever. You just need to provide
qiime tools import with the path to that data on your computer.
Can you please clarify what you mean by “importing scripts.” I’m wondering if you are referring to something other than the
qiime tools import command.
qiime tools import does not download date from the internet.
I would highly recommend following the links that @SoilRotifer has provided above. I think taking the time to read through them will help clarify some things.
Sorry for the confusion. I hope we can help you sort this out!
P.S. Sorry for leaving you hanging for so long. Thanks, @SoilRotifer, for coming to the rescue!