This protocol\u00a0outlines the Bray-Curtis dissimilarity NMDS ordination and significance analysis of our manuscript. Here we will look at the clustering of the virome samples using our reference independent OTU table based on contig hits. We will compare skin environments (sebaceous, etc), occlusion status, and time. We also look at the difference between the background controls and the rest of the samples. 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.