skbio.tree.TreeNode.ancestors

TreeNode.ancestors()[source]

Returns all ancestors back to the root

State: Experimental as of 0.4.0.

This call will return all nodes in the path back to root, but does not include the node instance that the call was made from.

Returns

The path, toward the root, from self

Return type

list of TreeNode

Examples

>>> from skbio import TreeNode
>>> tree = TreeNode.read(["((a,b)c,(d,e)f)root;"])
>>> [node.name for node in tree.find('a').ancestors()]
['c', 'root']