How to use R to create a heatmap from a distance matrix with ggplot2 (CC209)

May 2, 2022 • PD Schloss • 1 min read

In this Code Club, Pat shows how to generate a heatmap in R from a distance matrix generated using vegan. He starts with making a heatmap for a Bray-Curtis distance matrix and then incorporates Jaccard distances for the same data. Along the way he provides a critique of this approach to visualizing distances between samples. He’ll demonstrate this approach by using functions from vegan, dplyr, and ggplot2.


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