Convert README.rst to

Since PyPi accepts Markdown formatted, there is less reason to use the more complicated syntax of ReStructured Text .rst files. We have converted dozens of README.rst to (even for non-Python repos) with:

  1. initial conversion from .rst to .md
   pandoc -f rst -t markdown README.rst -o
  1. slight hand correction: remove most \ that were inserted (find and replace with nothing)
  2. replace in Git repo:
   git rm README.rst
   git add
  1. If it’s for a Python repo, be sure that and setup.cfg are configured for