This just removes the astropy/data directory.
Someone can correct me if I'm mis-remembering, but I believe this was originally intended for all data, but now that the data directories live in packages, this directory is not necessary. It may need to be resurrected if something in the astropy root needs data, but until then we may as well get rid of it.
Although I'm not sure I understand why Travis is failing...
The test_local_data_name test is trying to open the README.rst that used to exist in the data directory. I think that test can probably be updated to load any other random file.
Good point @mdboom - I'll hold off on this until #425 is done then, as it will require modifying a test that will be moved by that PR
remove astropy/data directory
It was originally intended for all data, but now that the data
directories live in packages, it is not currently necessary
commented-out test using root data dir
Alright, rebased and updated to fix the failing test. Assuming travis passes, I'll go ahead and merge this.