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skbio.tree.TreeNode.ascii_art#

TreeNode.ascii_art(show_internal=True, compact=False)[source]#

Return a string containing an ascii drawing of the tree.

Note, this method calls a private recursive function and is not safe for large trees.

Parameters:
show_internalbool

includes internal edge names

compactbool

use exactly one line per tip

Returns:
str

an ASCII formatted version of the tree

Examples

>>> from skbio import TreeNode
>>> tree = TreeNode.read(["((a,b)c,(d,e)f)root;"])
>>> print(tree.ascii_art())
                    /-a
          /c-------|
         |          \-b
-root----|
         |          /-d
          \f-------|
                    \-e