Re: [R] plotting radial dendrograms

From: Joris Meys <jorismeys_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 15:43:42 +0200

In which format do you get the dendrogram out of the C code? If it's possible to get it as a newick or nexus formatted tree, you can get it easily into R with read.tree() or read.nexus() in the ape package. newick2phylog() from the ade4 package can be helpful as well, as you get a phylog object and you can use the functions of the ade4 package for plotting radial dendrograms.

Hope this helps.
Cheers
Joris

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 1:50 PM, Carson Farmer <carson.farmer_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear list,
>
> I am trying to plot a radial dendrogram using the ape package, which
> requires my data to be of class 'phylo'. Currently I have my
> dendrogram stored as an object of class 'dendrogram' which was
> produced from an outside bit of C code, but was made into an object of
> class 'igraph.eigenc' and converted to a dendrogram using
> 'as.dendrogram()' from the igraph package. I would like to find a way
> to convert this dendrogram to a 'phylo' object, either directly, or
> through conversion via 'hclust'. I have tried creating an 'hclust'
> object 'manually' but keep running into "Error: segfault from C stack
> overflow" when I try to plot it:
>
>> result <- list()
>> result$merge<-merges
>> result$method <- NULL
>> result$dist.method <- "modularity"
>> result$height <- seq(length(merges[,1]),1,-1)
>> result$order <- seq(length(merges[,1])+1)
>> result$call <- "some call"
>> class(result) <- "hclust"
>> plot(result)
>
> where merges is a two column matrix of cluster joins that looks
> something like this:
>
>> merges
>     [,1] [,2]
> [1,]    0    2
> [2,]    3    1
>
> The dendrogram object was created using something like this:
>
>> result <- list()
>> class(result) <- "igraph.eigenc"
>> result$merges <- merges
>> result$membership <- membership
>> dend <- as.dendrogram(result)
>
> where merges is as above, and membership is:
>
>> membership
> [1] 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
>
> Any thoughts on how to convert a dendrogram object to an hclust or
> phylo object, or barring that, another way to plot a radial dendrogam
> in R?
>
> Regards,
>
> Carson
>
> --
> Carson J. Q. Farmer
> ISSP Doctoral Fellow
> National Centre for Geocomputation
> National University of Ireland, Maynooth,
> http://www.carsonfarmer.com/
>
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