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Draw a Polar Dendrogram

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Draws a polar dendrogram.


Updated 01 Sep 2016

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Editor's Note: This file was selected as MATLAB Central Pick of the Week

Sometimes when visualising the results of a cluster analysis using a dendrogram, showing all points in the dataset results in a rather cluttered plot. This can sometimes be improved upon by using a polar dendrogram, which spreads out the leaf nodes around the circumference of a circle.

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Sam Roberts (2021). Draw a Polar Dendrogram (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (2)


I love the function, but I cannot seem to get labels to work. I use the same command that I use with dendrogram, so not sure why it's not working. For instance:

Thank you for the nice function!


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Created with R2006a
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