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If i have a nested list representing nodes in a binary tree, {3, {2, {1, None, None}, None}, None}, what is the easiest way to show the hierarchy, without all the List heads being displayed as intermediate nodes?

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Please give an example of what you do want. – Mr.Wizard Sep 25 '13 at 21:19
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I guess what you want with your example input is the following

tree = {3, {2, {1, None, None}, None}, None};
TreeForm[tree //. {root_, left_, right_} :> root[left, right]]

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