The Python script gbk2tbl.py in my GitHub repository BINF_toolkit is a popular tool for preparing input files of NCBI Sequin from GenBank files. Nonetheless, this script has only supported Python 2 since its first release in 2015, causing inconvenience to some users. Today, I got some time to make the script compatible to Python 3 with the tool 2to3 and some manual adjustments. The new script has been tested under Python 3.5.2 and pushed to my GitHub.
In summary, this update consists of the following changes:
- code compatible to both Python 2 and 3;
- addition of another valid feature qualifier “collection_date”;
- revisions to the documentation of this script;
- an example data set and relevant instructions.