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Collection of CLIs, scripts and modules useful to generate the NWB documentation

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This project is a collection of CLIs, scripts and modules useful to generate the HDMF documentation.

Using hdmf-docutils to generate documentation for an extension:


pip install hdmf-docutils

Available Tools

  • hdmf_generate_format_docs: Generate figures and RST documents from the HDMF YAML specification for the format specification documentation. Previously called “nwb_generate_format_docs”.
  • hdmf_init_sphinx_extension_doc: Create format specification SPHINX documentation for an HDMF extension. Previously called “nwb_init_sphinx_extension_doc”.
  • hdmf_gallery_prototype: Tool for prototyping sphinx gallery examples. Previously called “nwb_gallery_prototype”.

Available Modules

  • hdmf_docutils/doctools/*: This package contains modules used to generate figures of the hierarchies of HDMF files and specifications as well as to help with the programmatic generation of reStructuredText (RST) documents.

Available Notebooks


nwb-docutils was renamed to hdmf-docutils and generalized to be (mostly) independent of NWB in January, 2020.

nwb-docutils was initially a sub-directory of the nwb-schema project. Corresponding history was extracted during the 4th NWB Hackathon into a dedicated pip-installable project to facilitate its use by both core NWB documentation projects and various NWB extensions.

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