classmethod, format=None, **kwargs)[source]

Create a new IntervalMetadata instance from a file.

This is a convenience method for For more information about the I/O system in scikit-bio, please see

Supported file formats include:

  • file (openable (filepath, URL, filehandle, etc.)) – The location to read the given format. Something that is understood by Filehandles are not automatically closed, it is the responsibility of the caller.
  • format (str, optional) – The format must be a format name with a reader for IntervalMetadata. If a format is not provided or is None, it will attempt to guess the format.
  • kwargs (dict, optional) – Keyword arguments passed to and the file format reader for IntervalMetadata.

A new instance.

Return type: