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skbio.tree.TreeNode.pop#

TreeNode.pop(index=-1)[source]#

Remove a TreeNode from self.

Remove a child node by its index position. All node lookup caches are invalidated, and the parent reference for the popped node will be set to None.

Parameters:
indexint

The index position in children to pop

Returns:
TreeNode

The popped child

Examples

>>> from skbio import TreeNode
>>> tree = TreeNode.read(["(a,b)c;"])
>>> print(tree.pop(0))
a;