Adjust the height attr in all of the dendrogram leaves so that the tree will hang. This is similar to as.dendrogram(hclust, hang=0.1) Only that it now works on other object than hclust turned into a dendrogram. For example, this allows us to hang non-binary trees.

hang.dendrogram(dend, hang = 0.1, hang_height, ...)



a dendrogram object


The fraction of the plot height by which labels should hang below the rest of the plot. A negative value will cause the labels to hang down from 0.


is missing, then using "hang". If a number is given, it overrides "hang" (except if "hang" is negative)


not used


Noticing that as.dendrogram has a "hang" parameter was thanks to Enrique Ramos's answer here::


A dendrogram, after adjusting the height attr in all of its leaves, so that the tree will hang.


# define dendrogram object to play with: hc <- hclust(dist(USArrests[1:5, ]), "ave") dend <- as.dendrogram(hc) par(mfrow = c(1, 2)) plot(hang.dendrogram(dend)) plot(hc)
# identical(as.dendrogram(hc, hang = 0.1), hang.dendrogram(dend, hang = 0.1)) # TRUE!! par(mfrow = c(1, 4)) plot(dend) plot(hang.dendrogram(dend, hang = 0.1)) plot(hang.dendrogram(dend, hang = 0)) plot(hang.dendrogram(dend, hang = -0.1))
par(mfrow = c(1, 1)) plot(hang.dendrogram(dend), horiz = TRUE)