dendextend: Extending 'dendrogram' Functionality in R

Offers a set of functions for extending 'dendrogram' objects in R, letting you visualize and compare trees of 'hierarchical clusterings'. You can (1) Adjust a tree's graphical parameters - the color, size, type, etc of its branches, nodes and labels. (2) Visually and statistically compare different 'dendrograms' to one another.

Version: 1.17.1
Depends: R (≥ 3.0.0)
Imports: utils, stats, datasets, magrittr (≥ 1.0.1), ggplot2, viridis
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, testthat, seriation, colorspace, ape, microbenchmark, gplots, heatmaply, dynamicTreeCut, pvclust, corrplot, DendSer, MASS, cluster, fpc, circlize (≥ 0.2.5), covr
Enhances: ggdendro, dendroextras, Hmisc, data.table, rpart, WGCNA, moduleColor, distory, phangorn, zoo
Published: 2023-03-25
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.dendextend
Author: Tal Galili [aut, cre, cph] (, Yoav Benjamini [ths], Gavin Simpson [ctb], Gregory Jefferis [aut, ctb] (imported code from his dendroextras package), Marco Gallotta [ctb] (a.k.a: marcog), Johan Renaudie [ctb] (, The R Core Team [ctb] (Thanks for the Infastructure, and code in the examples), Kurt Hornik [ctb], Uwe Ligges [ctb], Andrej-Nikolai Spiess [ctb], Steve Horvath [ctb], Peter Langfelder [ctb], skullkey [ctb], Mark Van Der Loo [ctb] ( d3dendrogram), Andrie de Vries [ctb] (ggdendro author), Zuguang Gu [ctb] (circlize author), Cath [ctb] (, John Ma [ctb] (, Krzysiek G [ctb] (, Manuela Hummel [ctb] (, Chase Clark [ctb] (, Lucas Graybuck [ctb] (, jdetribol [ctb] (, Ben Ho [ctb] (, Samuel Perreault [ctb] (, Christian Hennig [ctb] (, David Bradley [ctb] (, Houyun Huang [ctb] (, Patrick Schupp [ctb] (
Maintainer: Tal Galili <tal.galili at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: dendextend citation info
Materials: README NEWS ChangeLog
In views: Cluster, Phylogenetics
CRAN checks: dendextend results


Reference manual: dendextend.pdf
Vignettes: Hierarchical cluster analysis on famous data sets - enhanced with the _dendextend_ package
Frequently asked questions
A quick introduction to dendextend (start here)
Introduction to dendextend


Package source: dendextend_1.17.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): dendextend_1.17.1.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): dendextend_1.17.1.tgz, r-release (x86_64): dendextend_1.17.1.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): dendextend_1.17.1.tgz
Old sources: dendextend archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: DeMixT, EnsCat, PdPDB, uclust
Reverse imports: adjclust, BasketballAnalyzeR, BiBitR, CALANGO, CellTrails, ChAMP, CHETAH, CINNA, Cluster.OBeu, conos, consensusDE, COTAN, DEGreport, ecan, EGAnet, evaluomeR, factoextra, GaMaBioMD, GeneTonic, GlobalAncova, GOpro, GSEAmining, HCD, heatmaply, hfr, HGC, ILoReg, InterCellar, kanjistat, ldaPrototype, mappoly, Mercator, metaprotr, mFD, Momocs, multiClust, numbat, onemap, PhosR, pRoloc, rainette, rnmamod, rSAFE, SISIR, tidyHeatmap, tsibbletalk, ViSEAGO, visxhclust, YAPSA
Reverse suggests: AntMAN, BatchQC, celltrackR, circlize, ClustAssess, cola, ComplexHeatmap, DAPAR, DatabionicSwarm, dbscan, FCPS, HMP16SData, IncDTW, isocat, kmer, MAGeCKFlute, mdendro, packFinder, phylogram, plotly, ProjectionBasedClustering, protti, rare, sarp.snowprofile.alignment, scGPS, segregation, seriation, sharpshootR, sits, spatialHeatmap, spiralize, TreeAndLeaf, variancePartition


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