We are pleased to announce the availability of Genomedata 1.3.6!

Genomedata can now detect and load in bigWig signal files for use as 
your trackdata. It requires the UCSC utility 'bigWigToBedGraph' on your 
PATH to automatically make the conversion.

This release also fixes issues with deprecated PyTables API functions 
and is highly recommended as an upgrade to avoid these errors in the future.

Please let me know if you have any comments on Genomedata, its 
documentation, web site, installation, or anything else. (The preferred 
place to make these comments is on the genomedata-users mailing list or 
by reporting an issue on the issue tracker, both linked from the main 
web site).

Here is a full list of changes made since the last announcement here:


* genomedata-load-data now support bigWig files if the bigWigToBedGraph
   utility is installed
* `sizes` command added to `genomedata-info` (Jay Hesselberth)
* toward python3 compatibility (Jay Hesselberth)
   - genomedata now requires python 2.7+
   - moved from `optparse` to `argparse` throughout
   - package-wide `__version__` lets modules report true version number
   - __future__ imports added to all modules and python3 `print()`

Bug Fixes:
* Fixed naming issues with newer versions of PyTables
* Updated installation instructions for installing with PyTables 3.1.1

Known Bugs: To see all known bugs head to the issue tracker at