Newick file format parser.

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This is a simple parser for Newick trees. The parser returns a rose tree. Each node is labelled with the node name (or an empty string for anonymous nodes) and a distance (0 if not given).

Newick trees can be ex- and imported into the Newick tree format. We also have serialization to the usual serializers.

This package was written mostly to complement a course a Univ. Leipzig. There is a more comprehensive package written by R. Newton which you might want instead.


Christian Hoener zu Siederdissen
Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany


  • initial creation
  • travis-ci integration
  • simple test framework
  • depends on ForestStructures for conversion into efficient static forest
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