Save Distance Matrix

Saves a distance matrix.

If the file is saved to the same directory as the workflow or in the subtree of that directory, the widget remembers the relative path. Otherwise it will store an absolute path, but disable auto save for security reasons.

Inputs

  • Distances: distance matrix

![](images/SaveDistanceMatrix-stamped.png)

  1. By clicking Save, you choose from previously saved distance matrices. Alternatively, tick the box on the left side of the Save button and changes will be communicated automatically.

  2. By clicking Save as, you save the distance matrix to your computer, you only need to enter the name of the file and click Save. The distance matrix will be saved as type .dst.

Example

In the snapshot below, we used the [Distance Transformation](../unsupervised/distancetransformation.md) widget to transform the distances in the Iris dataset. We then chose to save the transformed version to our computer, so we could use it later on. We decided to output all data instances. You can choose to output just a minor subset of the data matrix. Pairs are marked automatically. If you wish to know what happened to our changed file, see [Distance File](../unsupervised/distancefile.md).

![](images/SaveDistanceMatrix-Example.png)