dendropy.calculate.treecompare
: Distances and Comparison Between Trees¶
Statistics, metrics, measurements, and values calculated between two trees.

dendropy.calculate.treecompare.
euclidean_distance
(tree1, tree2, edge_weight_attr='length', value_type=<class 'float'>, is_bipartitions_updated=False)[source]¶ Returns the Euclidean distance (a.k.a. Felsenstein’s 2004 “branch length distance”) between two trees based on
edge_weight_attr
.Trees need to share the same
TaxonNamespace
reference. The bipartition bitmasks of the trees must be correct for the current tree structures (by callingTree.encode_bipartitions
method) or theis_bipartitions_updated
argument must beFalse
to force recalculation of bipartitions.Parameters:  tree1 (
Tree
object) – The first tree of the two trees being compared. This must share the sameTaxonNamespace
reference astree2
and must have bipartitions encoded.  tree2 (
Tree
object) – The second tree of the two trees being compared. This must share the sameTaxonNamespace
reference astree1
and must have bipartitions encoded.  edge_weight_attr (string) – Name of attribute on edges of trees to be used as the weight.
 is_bipartitions_updated (bool) – If
True
, then the bipartitions on both trees will be updated before comparison. IfFalse
(default) then the bipartitions will only be calculated for aTree
object if they have not been calculated before, either explicitly or implicitly.
Returns: d (int) – The Euclidean distance between
tree1
andtree2
.Examples
import dendropy from dendropy.calculate import treecompare tns = dendropy.TaxonNamespace() tree1 = tree.get_from_path( "t1.nex", "nexus", taxon_namespace=tns) tree2 = tree.get_from_path( "t2.nex", "nexus", taxon_namespace=tns) tree1.encode_bipartitions() tree2.encode_bipartitions() print(treecompare.euclidean_distance(tree1, tree2))
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dendropy.calculate.treecompare.
false_positives_and_negatives
(reference_tree, comparison_tree, is_bipartitions_updated=False)[source]¶ Counts and returns number of false positive bipar (bipartitions found in
comparison_tree
but not inreference_tree
) and false negative bipartitions (bipartitions found inreference_tree
but not incomparison_tree
).Trees need to share the same
TaxonNamespace
reference. The bipartition bitmasks of the trees must be correct for the current tree structures (by callingTree.encode_bipartitions
method) or theis_bipartitions_updated
argument must beFalse
to force recalculation of bipartitions.Parameters:  reference_tree (
Tree
object) – The first tree of the two trees being compared. This must share the sameTaxonNamespace
reference astree2
and must have bipartitions encoded.  comparison_tree (
Tree
object) – The second tree of the two trees being compared. This must share the sameTaxonNamespace
reference astree1
and must have bipartitions encoded.  is_bipartitions_updated (bool) – If
True
, then the bipartitions on both trees will be updated before comparison. IfFalse
(default) then the bipartitions will only be calculated for aTree
object if they have not been calculated before, either explicitly or implicitly.
Returns: t (tuple(int)) – A pair of integers, with first integer being the number of false positives and the second being the number of false negatives.
Examples
import dendropy from dendropy.calculate import treecompare tns = dendropy.TaxonNamespace() tree1 = tree.get_from_path( "t1.nex", "nexus", taxon_namespace=tns) tree2 = tree.get_from_path( "t2.nex", "nexus", taxon_namespace=tns) tree1.encode_bipartitions() tree2.encode_bipartitions() print(treecompare.false_positives_and_negatives(tree1, tree2))
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dendropy.calculate.treecompare.
find_missing_bipartitions
(reference_tree, comparison_tree, is_bipartitions_updated=False)[source]¶ Returns a list of bipartitions that are in
reference_tree
, but not incomparison_tree
.Trees need to share the same
TaxonNamespace
reference. The bipartition bitmasks of the trees must be correct for the current tree structures (by callingTree.encode_bipartitions
method) or theis_bipartitions_updated
argument must beFalse
to force recalculation of bipartitions.Parameters:  reference_tree (
Tree
object) – The first tree of the two trees being compared. This must share the sameTaxonNamespace
reference astree2
and must have bipartitions encoded.  comparison_tree (
Tree
object) – The second tree of the two trees being compared. This must share the sameTaxonNamespace
reference astree1
and must have bipartitions encoded.  is_bipartitions_updated (bool) – If
True
, then the bipartitions on both trees will be updated before comparison. IfFalse
(default) then the bipartitions will only be calculated for aTree
object if they have not been calculated before, either explicitly or implicitly.
Returns: s (list[Bipartition]) – A list of bipartitions that are in the first tree but not in the second.
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dendropy.calculate.treecompare.
mason_gamer_kellogg_score
(tree1, tree2, is_bipartitions_updated=False)[source]¶ MasonGamer and Kellogg. Testing for phylogenetic conflict among molecular data sets in the tribe Triticeae (Gramineae). Systematic Biology (1996) vol. 45 (4) pp. 524

dendropy.calculate.treecompare.
robinson_foulds_distance
(tree1, tree2, edge_weight_attr='length')[source]¶ DEPRECATED: Use :func:
symmetric_difference
for the common unweighged RobinsonFould’s distance metric (i.e., the symmetric difference between two trees) :func:weighted_robinson_foulds_distance
or for the RF distance as defined by Felsenstein, 2004.

dendropy.calculate.treecompare.
symmetric_difference
(tree1, tree2, is_bipartitions_updated=False)[source]¶ Returns unweighted RobinsonFoulds distance between two trees.
Trees need to share the same
TaxonNamespace
reference. The bipartition bitmasks of the trees must be correct for the current tree structures (by callingTree.encode_bipartitions
method) or theis_bipartitions_updated
argument must beFalse
to force recalculation of bipartitions.Parameters:  tree1 (
Tree
object) – The first tree of the two trees being compared. This must share the sameTaxonNamespace
reference astree2
and must have bipartitions encoded.  tree2 (
Tree
object) – The second tree of the two trees being compared. This must share the sameTaxonNamespace
reference astree1
and must have bipartitions encoded.  is_bipartitions_updated (bool) – If
False
, then the bipartitions on both trees will be updated before comparison. IfTrue
then the bipartitions will only be calculated for aTree
object if they have not been calculated before, either explicitly or implicitly.
Returns: d (int) – The symmetric difference (a.k.a. the unweighted RobinsonFoulds distance) between
tree1
andtree2
.Examples
import dendropy from dendropy.calculate import treecompare tns = dendropy.TaxonNamespace() tree1 = tree.get_from_path( "t1.nex", "nexus", taxon_namespace=tns) tree2 = tree.get_from_path( "t2.nex", "nexus", taxon_namespace=tns) tree1.encode_bipartitions() tree2.encode_bipartitions() print(treecompare.symmetric_difference(tree1, tree2))
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dendropy.calculate.treecompare.
unweighted_robinson_foulds_distance
(tree1, tree2, is_bipartitions_updated=False)[source]¶ Alias for
symmetric_difference()
.

dendropy.calculate.treecompare.
weighted_robinson_foulds_distance
(tree1, tree2, edge_weight_attr='length', is_bipartitions_updated=False)[source]¶ Returns weighted RobinsonFoulds distance between two trees based on
edge_weight_attr
.Trees need to share the same
TaxonNamespace
reference. The bipartition bitmasks of the trees must be correct for the current tree structures (by callingTree.encode_bipartitions
method) or theis_bipartitions_updated
argument must beFalse
to force recalculation of bipartitions.Parameters:  tree1 (
Tree
object) – The first tree of the two trees being compared. This must share the sameTaxonNamespace
reference astree2
and must have bipartitions encoded.  tree2 (
Tree
object) – The second tree of the two trees being compared. This must share the sameTaxonNamespace
reference astree1
and must have bipartitions encoded.  edge_weight_attr (string) – Name of attribute on edges of trees to be used as the weight.
 is_bipartitions_updated (bool) – If
True
, then the bipartitions on both trees will be updated before comparison. IfFalse
(default) then the bipartitions will only be calculated for aTree
object if they have not been calculated before, either explicitly or implicitly.
Returns: d (float) – The edgeweighted RobinsonFoulds distance between
tree1
andtree2
.Examples
import dendropy from dendropy.calculate import treecompare tns = dendropy.TaxonNamespace() tree1 = tree.get_from_path( "t1.nex", "nexus", taxon_namespace=tns) tree2 = tree.get_from_path( "t2.nex", "nexus", taxon_namespace=tns) tree1.encode_bipartitions() tree2.encode_bipartitions() print(treecompare.weighted_robinson_foulds_distance(tree1, tree2))
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