Create Python API documentation in Markdown format
– insipired by the Keras Documentation
- [x] Support
+suffix to include documented members of a module/class
- [ ] Expand and link cross-references (eg.
- [ ] Parse, format and link types listed in parameter/member/raise/return type
someattr (int): This is...)
pip install pydoc-markdown pip install git+https://github.com/NiklasRosenstein/pydoc-markdown.git # latest development version
Pydocmd can generate plain Markdown files from Python modules using the
pydocmd simple command. Specify one or more module names on the command-line.
+ syntax to include members of the module (or
++ to include
members of the members, etc.)
pydocmd simple mypackage+ mypackage.mymodule+ > docs.md
Alternatively, pydocmd wraps the MkDocs command-line interface and generates
the markdown pages beforehand. Simply use
pydocmd build to build the
pydocmd serve to serve the documentation on a local HTTP
pydocmd gh-deploy from MkDocs is also supported.
A configuration file
pydocmd.yml is required to use pydocmd in this mode.
Below is an example configuration. To get started, create
and a file
pydocmd.yml inside of it. Copy the configuration below and
adjust it to your needs, then run
pydocmd build from the
site_name: "My Documentation" # This tells pydocmd which pages to generate from which Python modules, # functions and classes. At the first level is the page name, below that # is a tree of Python member names (modules, classes, etc.) that should be # documented. Higher indentation leads to smaller header size. generate: - baz/cool-stuff.md: - foobar.baz: - foobar.baz.CoolClass+ # (+ to include members) - foobar.baz.some_function - baz/more-stuff.md: - foobar.more++ # (++ to include members, and their members) # MkDocs pages configuration. The `<<` operator is sugar added by pydocmd # that allows you to use an external Markdown file (eg. your project's README) # in the documentation. The path must be relative to current working directory. pages: - Home: index.md << ../README.md - foobar.baz: - Cool Stuff: baz/cool-stuff.md # These options all show off their default values. You don't have to add # them to your configuration if you're fine with the default. docs_dir: sources gens_dir: _build/pydocmd # This will end up as the MkDocs 'docs_dir' site_dir: _build/site theme: readthedocs loader: pydocmd.loader.PythonLoader preprocessor: pydocmd.preprocessor.Preprocessor # Whether to output headers as markdown or HTML. Used to workaround # https://github.com/NiklasRosenstein/pydoc-markdown/issues/11. The default is # to generate HTML with unique and meaningful id tags, which can't be done with # markdown. # # Note: if using the simple generator mode, this will default to 'markdown' # instead of 'html'. headers: html # Additional search path for your Python module. If you use Pydocmd from a # subdirectory of your project (eg. docs/), you may want to add the parent # directory here. additional_search_paths: - ..
Symbols in the same namespace may be referenced by using a hash-symbol (
directly followed by the symbols' name, including relative references. Note that
using parentheses for function names is encouraged and will be ignored and
automatically added when converting docstrings. Examples:
For absolute references for modules or members in names that are not available
in the current global namespace,
#::mod.member must be used (note the two
preceeding two double-colons).
For long reference names where only some part of the name should be displayed,
#X~some.reference.name can be used, where
X is the number of
elements to keep. If
X is omitted, it will be assumed 1. Example:
#~some.reference.name results in only
name being displayed.
In order to append additional characters that are not included in the actual
reference name, another hash-symbol can be used, like
Sections can be generated with the Markdown
# <Title> syntax. It is important
to add a whitespace after the hash-symbol (
#), as otherwise it would represent
a cross-reference. Some special sections alter the rendered result of their
- Arguments (1)
- Parameters (1)
- Attributes (1)
- Members (1)
- Raises (2)
- Returns (2)
(1): Lines beginning with
<ident> [(<type>[, ...])]: are treated as
argument/parameter or attribute/member declarations. Types listed inside the
parenthesis (optional) are cross-linked, if possible. For attribute/member
declarations, the identifier is typed in a monospace font.
(2): Lines beginning with
<type>[, ...]: are treated as raise/return type
declarations and the type names are cross-linked, if possible.
Lines following a name's description are considered part of the most recent
documentation unless separated by another declaration or an empty line.
placeholders can also be tuples in the form
GitHub-style Markdown code-blocks with language annotations can be used.
```python >>> for i in range(100): ... ```
- Now copies all files from the docs_dir (to include images etc.) (see #56)
- Fix error with delayed imports changing dictionary size during iteration (see #57)
headersoption which can be of value
simplemode (see #59)
-c key=valueargument for
- Fix regex for detecting cross-references (#44)
- Handle classes that don't define
- Add support for reStructuredText Markup (eg.
:class:`MyClass`) (PR#46, #1)
- Fix #41, #36, #31
- Merged #39
- Fix #25 -- Text is incorrectly rendered as code
- Fix #26 -- Broken links for URLs with fragment identifiers
- No longer transforms titles in a docstring that are indented (eg. to
avoid an indented code block with a
#comment to be corrupted)
additional_search_pathkey in configuration
- Render headers as HTML
<hX>tags rather than Markdown tags, so we assign a proper ID to them
- Fix #21 -- AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'signature'
- Now requires the
- FIx #22 -- No blank space after header does not render codeblocks
- Complete overhaul of pydoc-markdown employing MkDocs and the Markdown module.
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