# TreeFold

TreeFold[f,tree]

successively folds the subtrees of tree, applying f to both the data of each subtree and the list of results for its children.

TreeFold[f,tree,h]

applies f to h[tree] instead of the data of tree.

TreeFold[{f,f_{-1}},tree,h]

applies f_{-1} at the last level and f at each inner level.

# Details

- TreeFold constructs an expression from a Tree object, folding its subtrees from the bottom up using a binary operation f:
- TreeFold is useful for accumulating or reducing the data or subtrees of a tree to a single value.
- TreeFold folds subtrees in a depth-first order, folding children before folding parents: »
- In TreeFold[f,tree,h], h[tree] is used as the first argument of f rather than TreeData[tree]. »
- TreeFold[{…,f
_{-1}},tree,h] gives f_{-1}[h[tree]] if tree is a leaf. » - TreeFold[f,Tree[data,<key
_{1}tree_{1},key_{2}tree_{2},… >]] gives f[data,<key_{1}res_{1},key_{2}res_{2},… >], where res_{i}is the result of TreeFold[f,tree_{i}]. » - TreeFold[f][tree] is equivalent to TreeFold[f,tree]. »
- TreeFold[f][tree,h] is equivalent to TreeFold[f,tree,h]. »

# Examples

open allclose all## Basic Examples (3)

## Scope (7)

## Applications (12)

Get a nested list of the data in the leaves of a tree:

Construct a tree from the atoms of an expression:

Convert this tree to nested lists:

Total the data in the leaves of a tree:

Create a tree of terms in a linear recurrence:

Compute the terms of the linear recurrence:

Convert a tree to an XMLElement:

Convert a tree to a TextElement:

Compute the minimum level of leaves in a tree using TreeFold with this function:

Get a list of US cities with populations over 100,000:

Construct a graph giving the hierarchical clustering of the cities according to their geodetic positions:

Convert the clustering hierarchy from a Graph object to a Tree object:

For each leaf, obtain the geodetic position of a city from its index in the hierarchical clustering graph:

For each subtree representing a cluster, give the tree containing the spatial median of its children:

Obtain a tree of geodetic positions by using the position of a city for each leaf and the spatial median of the positions for each cluster:

Show the edges in this tree of geodetic positions on a map of the United States:

Create an association giving the dates of birth:

Define a function that compares two people, giving the person who was younger when they had their first child, together with that child and their age when that child was born:

Define a function that compares two siblings, giving the older sibling together with their date of birth, in addition to the youngest first-time parent among their descendants:

Define a function that gives the youngest first-time parent among a person's descendants, given the results for their children:

Find the youngest first-time parent in the tree, together with their first child and their age when the child was born:

## Properties & Relations (14)

Fold gives the result of successively applying a binary operator f to the elements of a list:

TreeFold gives the result of successively applying a binary operator f to the data of a tree:

TreeFold applies the operator f to the list of results for each child:

TreeFold[f,Tree[data,None]] gives data:

TreeFold[{f,f_{-1}},Tree[data,None]] applies the operator f_{-1} to data instead:

TreeFold[f,Tree[data,{…}]] gives f[data,{…}]:

This is true even if the tree has no children:

TreeFold[f,tree,h] gives the result of applying f to both h[tree] and the list of results TreeFold[f,tree_{i},h] for the children tree_{i}:

TreeFold[f,tree] is equivalent to TreeFold[{f,Identity},tree]:

TreeFold[{Tree,Tree[#,None]&},tree] is equivalent to tree:

TreeFold applies a function to the data and results for the children:

TreeMap can compute the same result:

The new data of the root is the result of TreeFold:

Construct a tree from the heads in an expression:

Use TreeFold to insert a parent node above each subtree:

This corresponds to mapping on the arguments in an expression:

Map maps on the arguments in an expression by default:

Construct a tree from the atoms in an expression:

Use TreeFold to insert a sibling node before each subtree:

This corresponds to mapping on the subexpressions in an expression:

Map maps on the subexpressions in an expression with HeadsTrue:

TreeFold[{f,f_{-1}},tree] is equivalent to TreeFold[f,TreeMap[f_{-1},tree,{-1}]]:

First map the operator f_{-1} on the leaves of the tree:

Then fold the tree using the operator f for internal subtrees:

TreeFold can be used to compute the depth of a tree:

TreeFold can be used to compute the size of a tree:

TreeFold can be used to convert a tree to nested rules:

TreeFold can be used to create an expression from the leaves of a tree:

## Neat Examples (2)

#### Text

Wolfram Research (2021), TreeFold, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/TreeFold.html (updated 2022).

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