python-igraph API reference

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class Dendrogram:

Known subclasses: igraph.clustering.VertexDendrogram

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The hierarchical clustering (dendrogram) of some dataset.

A hierarchical clustering means that we know not only the way the elements are separated into groups, but also the exact history of how individual elements were joined into larger subgroups.

This class internally represents the hierarchy by a matrix with n rows and 2 columns -- or more precisely, a list of lists of size 2. This is exactly the same as the original format used by igraph's C core. The ith row of the matrix contains the indices of the two clusters being joined in time step i. The joint group will be represented by the ID n+i, with i starting from one. The ID of the joint group will be referenced in the upcoming steps instead of any of its individual members. So, IDs less than or equal to n (where n is the number of rows in the matrix) mean the original members of the dataset (with ID from 0 to n), while IDs up from n+1 mean joint groups. As an example, take a look at the dendrogram and the internal representation of a given clustering of five nodes:

  0 -+
     |
  1 -+-+
       |
  2 ---+-+        <====>   [[0, 1], [3, 4], [2, 5], [6, 7]]
         |
  3 -+   |
     |   |
  4 -+---+---
Method __init__ Creates a hierarchical clustering.
Method __str__ Undocumented
Method format Formats the dendrogram in a foreign format.
Method summary Returns the summary of the dendrogram.
Method __plot__ Draws the dendrogram on the given Cairo context
Property merges Returns the performed merges in matrix format
Property names Returns the names of the nodes in the dendrogram
Method names.setter Sets the names of the nodes in the dendrogram
Instance Variable _merges Undocumented
Instance Variable _nmerges Undocumented
Instance Variable _nitems Undocumented
Instance Variable _names Undocumented
Static Method _convert_matrix_to_tuple_repr Converts the matrix representation of a clustering to a tuple representation.
Method _traverse_inorder Conducts an inorder traversal of the merge tree.
Method _item_box_size Calculates the amount of space needed for drawing an individual vertex at the bottom of the dendrogram.
Method _plot_item Plots a dendrogram item to the given Cairo context
def __init__(self, merges):

Creates a hierarchical clustering.

Parametersmergesthe merge history either in matrix or tuple format
_merges =

Undocumented

_nmerges =

Undocumented

_nitems =

Undocumented

(type: int)
_names =

Undocumented

@staticmethod
def _convert_matrix_to_tuple_repr(merges, n=None):

Converts the matrix representation of a clustering to a tuple representation.

Parametersmergesthe matrix representation of the clustering
nUndocumented
Returnsthe tuple representation of the clustering
def _traverse_inorder(self):

Conducts an inorder traversal of the merge tree.

The inorder traversal returns the nodes on the last level in the order they should be drawn so that no edges cross each other.

Returnsthe result of the inorder traversal in a list.
def __str__(self):

Undocumented

def format(self, format='newick'):

Formats the dendrogram in a foreign format.

Currently only the Newick format is supported.

Example:

>>> d = Dendrogram([(2, 3), (0, 1), (4, 5)])
>>> d.format()
'((2,3)4,(0,1)5)6;'
>>> d.names = list("ABCDEFG")
>>> d.format()
'((C,D)E,(A,B)F)G;'
def summary(self, verbosity=0, max_leaf_count=40):

Returns the summary of the dendrogram.

The summary includes the number of leafs and branches, and also an ASCII art representation of the dendrogram unless it is too large.

Parametersverbositydetermines whether the ASCII representation of the dendrogram should be printed. Zero verbosity prints only the number of leafs and branches.
max_leaf_countthe maximal number of leafs to print in the ASCII representation. If the dendrogram has more leafs than this limit, the ASCII representation will not be printed even if the verbosity is larger than or equal to 1.
Returnsthe summary of the dendrogram as a string.
def _item_box_size(self, context, horiz, idx):

Calculates the amount of space needed for drawing an individual vertex at the bottom of the dendrogram.

def _plot_item(self, context, horiz, idx, x, y):

Plots a dendrogram item to the given Cairo context

Parameterscontextthe Cairo context we are plotting on
horizwhether the dendrogram is horizontally oriented
idxthe index of the item
xthe X position of the item
ythe Y position of the item
def __plot__(self, context, bbox, palette, *args, **kwds):

Draws the dendrogram on the given Cairo context

Supported keyword arguments are:

  • orientation: the orientation of the dendrogram. Must be one of the following values: left-right, bottom-top, right-left or top-bottom. Individual elements are always placed at the former edge and merges are performed towards the latter edge. Possible aliases: horizontal = left-right, vertical = bottom-top, lr = left-right, rl = right-left, tb = top-bottom, bt = bottom-top. The default is left-right.
@property
merges =

Returns the performed merges in matrix format

@property
names =

Returns the names of the nodes in the dendrogram

@names.setter
def names(self, items):

Sets the names of the nodes in the dendrogram

API Documentation for python-igraph, generated by pydoctor 21.2.2 at 2021-10-18 16:22:54.