prune_leaf does not update leaf indices as it prune
leaves. As a result, some leaves of the pruned dendrogram may have leaf
indeices larger than the number of leaves in the pruned dendrogram, which may
cause errors in downstream functions such as
This function re-indexes the leaves such that the leaf indices are no larger than the total number of leaves.
dendrogram object with the leaf reindexed
hc <- hclust(dist(USArrests[1:5, ]), "ave") dend <- as.dendrogram(hc) dend_pruned <- prune(dend, c("Alaska", "California"), reindex_dend = FALSE) ## A leave have an index larger than the number of leaves: unlist(dend_pruned) #>  4 3 1 #  4 3 1 #' dend_pruned_reindexed <- reindex_dend(dend_pruned) ## All leaf indices are no larger than the number of leaves: unlist(dend_pruned_reindexed) #>  3 2 1 #  3 2 1 ## The dendrograms are equal: all.equal(dend_pruned, dend_pruned_reindexed) #>  TRUE # TRUE