# scipy.cluster.hierarchy.maxdists¶

scipy.cluster.hierarchy.maxdists(Z)[source]

Return the maximum distance between any non-singleton cluster.

Parameters: Z : ndarray The hierarchical clustering encoded as a matrix. See linkage for more information. maxdists : ndarray A (n-1) sized numpy array of doubles; MD[i] represents the maximum distance between any cluster (including singletons) below and including the node with index i. More specifically, MD[i] = Z[Q(i)-n, 2].max() where Q(i) is the set of all node indices below and including node i.

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