Multivariate Methods > Hierarchical Cluster > Launch the Hierarchical Cluster Platform
Publication date: 04/12/2021

Launch the Hierarchical Cluster Platform

Launch the Hierarchical Cluster platform by selecting Analyze > Clustering > Hierarchical Cluster.

Figure 12.4 Hierarchical Cluster Launch Dialog 

Hierarchical Cluster Launch Dialog

For more information about the options in the Select Columns red triangle menu, see Column Filter Menu in Using JMP.

Y, Columns

The variables used for clustering observations.


Sorts clusters by their mean values based on the specified column.

Tip: Use the first principal component obtained by conducting a principal components analysis as an Ordering column. The clusters are sorted by these values.

Attribute ID

(Available only if Data is stacked is selected as the data structure.) Specifies the variables that are stacked.

Object ID

(Available only if Data are summarized or Data is stacked is selected as the data structure.) A column or columns that provide a unique identifier for each unit for which measurements are stacked.


A column of values used to label the dendrogram in the report.

Note: If the selected data structure is Data is distance matrix, the Label column must have a character data type.


A column whose levels define separate analyses. For each level of the specified column, the corresponding rows are analyzed. The results are presented in separate reports. If more than one By variable is assigned, a separate analysis is produced for each possible combination of the levels of the By variables.

The launch window has the following menus and options:

Clustering Method

Method for Distance Calculation

Data Structure

Transformations to Y, Columns Variables

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