uBiome alpha diversity values

Hey guys, i’m doing analysis on the uBiome derived data. So standard Illumina 16s sequencing protocols were used to generate the data were used. uBiome reports your alpha diversity as a derivative of the Simpson’s Diversity Index to deliver a user friendly 1 to 10 score. I want to replicate that to compare the results.
Has anyone tried to replicate this and maybe has a short script to share that could do this using a strandard qiime2 output directory structure?

Hi @aidas,
QIIME 2 can calculate Simpson’s Index using the alpha method. It sounds like that is not what uBiome reports, however — you should get in touch with them to determine how their index is calculated, and that should allow you to replicate that metric using the Simpson index.

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