Hierarchical Clustering - enumeration of Clusters

Hello Dear Knime Users,

I´m currently using the hierarchical clustering node and wondered how to interpret the ORDER in which the clusters are enumerated?

I played around with it, and I suppose that the enumeration starts with the cluster with the highest distance.
Can anyone confirm?

Kindest Regards,


Hi Oso,

Enumeration does not depends on cluster distance. The algorithm first assigns each data point to a separate cluster, then finds two points with the smallest distance and merge them, this is repeated until the defined by user number of clusters is reached. Then the order of cluster enumerating depends on the order the clusters ended up in the resulting cluster list.