Overview

Required software:
1. BerkeleyDB		version 4.8 onwards
2. bsddb3 		python wrapper for BerkeleyDB
3. python-argparse 	python argument parser package
4. python-nose 		python nose to run tests

Runnable scripts:
1. create_db.py 	creates databases
2. process_forest.py 	creates individual forest files out of a file containing many forests
3. translate.py 	translates a forest
4. clearcache.sh 	clears disk cache while testing performance
5. pack_performance_test.py	tests the performance of different packing/unpacking approaches

Help for running python scripts:
python <script_name> -h

Running tests:
run 'nosetests' in the main directory