Agglomerative Clustering - Linkage Output/Matrix

btibertbtibert Member, University Professor Posts: 146 Guru
When using agglomerative clustering, is it possible to extract or review the linkage schedule?  That is, how the records/clusters are joined and the distance (penalty) for each linkage?   

I know that we can flatten the clusters to apply the cluster solution on top of our exampleset, but I am looking to dive deeper into the solution "fit" for this type of clustering approach.

For example, when using python and scipy, we have access the linkage matrix:

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