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skbio.tree.TreeNode.create_caches#

TreeNode.create_caches()[source]#

Construct an internal lookups to facilitate searching by name.

This method will not cache nodes in which the .name is None. This method will raise DuplicateNodeError if a name conflict in the tips is discovered, but will not raise if on internal nodes. This is because, in practice, the tips of a tree are required to be unique while no such requirement holds for internal nodes.

Raises:
DuplicateNodeError

The tip cache requires that names are unique (with the exception of names that are None)