Cophenetic correlation

Linkage algorithms


Coefficients (CCC)

Single

Average

Complete

Ward


Pairwise  distance algorithms


Euclidian
 
0.69391

0.77691

0.6625

0.57017

Seuclidian
 
0.75833

0.80679

0.64322

0.48974

Minkowski
 
0.69391

0.77691

0.6625

0.57017

Mahalanobis
 
0.75833

0.80679

0.64322

0.48974

Cityblock
 
0.72678

0.79032

0.57675

0.54419

Cosine
 
0.34928

0.81656

0.73456

0.83168

 CCC measures the cluster dissimilarities. The most suitable algorithms produce the coefficient which is closer to one “1”. In this case, Ward linkage and Cosine pairwisedistance algorithms generate a coefficient (0.83168) that is the closest to one ‘1’ among other coefficients.