skbio.core.tree.TreeNode.accumulate_to_ancestor

TreeNode.accumulate_to_ancestor(ancestor)[source]

Return the sum of the distance between self and ancestor

Parameters:

ancestor : TreeNode

The node of the ancestor to accumulate distance too

Returns:

float

The sum of lengths between self and ancestor

Raises:

NoParentError

A NoParentError is raised if the ancestor is not an ancestor of self

NoLengthError

A NoLengthError is raised if one of the nodes between self and ancestor (including self) lacks a length attribute

See also

distance

Examples

>>> from skbio.core.tree import TreeNode
>>> tree = TreeNode.from_newick("((a:1,b:2)c:3,(d:4,e:5)f:6)root;")
>>> root = tree
>>> tree.find('a').accumulate_to_ancestor(root)
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