[Biopython-announce] Biopython 1.63 beta release

Tiago Antao tra at popgen.net
Tue Nov 12 16:30:38 UTC 2013

Dear Biopythoneers,

A beta release for Biopython 1.63 is now available for download and

This is a beta release for testing purposes, the main reason for a
beta version is the large amount of changes imposed by the removal of
the 2to3 library previously required for the support of Python 3.X.
This was made possible by dropping Python 2.5 (and Jython 2.5).

This release of Biopython supports Python 2.6 and 2.7, and also Python

The Biopython Tutorial & Cookbook, and the docstring examples in the
source code, now use the Python 3 style print function in place of the
Python 2 style print statement. This language feature is available
under Python 2.6 and 2.7 via:

    from __future__ import print_function

Similarly we now use the Python 3 style built-in next function in
place of the Python 2 style iterators' .next() method. This language
feature is also available under Python 2.6 and 2.7.

Many thanks to the Biopython developers and community for making this
release possible, especially the following contributors:

Chris Mitchell (first contribution)
Christian Brueffer
Eric Talevich
Josha Inglis (first contribution)
Konstantin Tretyakov (first contribution)
Lenna Peterson
Martin Mokrejs
Nigel Delaney (first contribution)
Peter Cock
Sergei Lebedev (first contribution)
Tiago Antao
Wayne Decatur (first contribution)
Wibowo 'Bow' Arindrarto


More information about the Biopython-announce mailing list