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An extended commonmark compliant parser, with bridges to docutils & sphinx.

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An extended CommonMark-compliant parser, with bridges to Docutils and Sphinx.


To install the MyST parser, run the following in a Conda environment (recommended):

conda install -c conda-forge myst-parser


pip install myst-parser

Or for package development:

git clone
cd MyST-Parser
git checkout master
pip install -e .[code_style,testing,rtd]

To use the MyST parser in Sphinx, simply add: extensions = ["myst_parser"] to your


We welcome all contributions! See the Contributing Guide for more details.

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