This protocol\u00a0outlines our alpha diversity analyses of the virome (from PHACCS) and whole metagenome (from MetaPhlan OTU table). We start by comparing the virome and whole metagenome alpha diversity values, and then look at the differences in virome and whole metagenome diversity between skin sites. Based on the methods from the following publication:Hannigan, Geoffrey D., et al. "The Human Skin Double-Stranded DNA Virome: Topographical and Temporal Diversity, Genetic Enrichment, and Dynamic Associations with the Host Microbiome."\u00a0mBio\u00a06.5 (2015): e01578-15.