(This article was first published on

**minimalR.com » r-bloggers**, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)One of the great things about following blogs on R is seeing what others are doing & being able to replicate and try out things on my own data sets.

For example, some great links on rapidly creating heat maps using R.

- Drawing Heat Maps in R
- How to Make a Heatmap – a Quick and Easy Solution
- ggplot2: Quick Heatmap Plotting

The basic steps in the process are (i) to scale the numeric data using the `scale`

function, (ii) create a Euclidean distance matrix using the `dist`

function and then (iii) plotting the heat map with the `heatmap`

function.

To

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