3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 21, 2016 6:58 AM by Jigar Shah

    Dendrogram in Tableau

    Aishwarya Sivakumar

      Can anyone help me to create a dendrogram like this in Tableau ? I have a set of hierarchical data which should help the user to see the by the heirarchy Category ->Retailers->Products->Sub Categories etc.

       

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      I have already gone through the threads about Dendrogram in Tableau Community. But then, i have not gotten any solution which will create a chart as given in the image.

       

      Any quick help will be appreciated !!

       

      Thanks in Advance,

      Aish

        • 1. Re: Dendrogram in Tableau
          Norbert Maijoor

          Hi Aishwarya,

           

          You could start the journey here

          • 2. Re: Dendrogram in Tableau
            Aishwarya Sivakumar

            Hi Norbert,

             

            Thank you for your reply. I have already gone through this thread. Looks like it is more of Node Links and Sankey.

             

            I want something similar to this.

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            Will be helpful if you can give any ideas to achieve this on top of the thread you have shared.

             

            -Aish

            • 3. Re: Dendrogram in Tableau
              Jigar Shah

              Hi Aishwarya,

               

              I am working on a very similar problem. I am identifying customer segmentation using hierarchical clustering, and dendrograms are one of the outputs.  Tableau has limitations around this visual. Node links and Sankey graphs do not provide the results I am looking for.

               

              So I have decided to work with my hierarchical data in R and produce the output using the dendextend package.  There is a possibility to use Rserve and send the R script via calculated field, but I see no value in that. It's better to just produce the dendrograms in R and export as PDF.

               

              Let me know if you have any questions.

               

              - Jigar