Documenting your Django application with sphinx
$ pip install sphinx
Welcome to the Sphinx 1.3.1 quickstart utility. Please enter values for the following settings (just press Enter to accept a default value, if one is given in brackets). Enter the root path for documentation. > Root path for the documentation [.]: ./docs You have two options for placing the build directory for Sphinx output. Either, you use a directory "_build" within the root path, or you separate "source" and "build" directories within the root path. > Separate source and build directories (y/n) [n]: n Inside the root directory, two more directories will be created; "_templates" for custom HTML templates and "_static" for custom stylesheets and other static files. You can enter another prefix (such as ".") to replace the underscore. > Name prefix for templates and static dir [_]: _ The project name will occur in several places in the built documentation. > Project name: dev > Author name(s): Madra David Sphinx has the notion of a "version" and a "release" for the software. Each version can have multiple releases. For example, for Python the version is something like 2.5 or 3.0, while the release is something like 2.5.1 or 3.0a1. If you dont need this dual structure, just set both to the same value. > Project version: 0.1 > Project release [0.1]: 0.1 If the documents are to be written in a language other than English, you can select a language here by its language code. Sphinx will then translate text that it generates into that language. For a list of supported codes, see http://sphinx-doc.org/config.html#confval-language. > Project language [en]: en The file name suffix for source files. Commonly, this is either ".txt" or ".rst". Only files with this suffix are considered documents. > Source file suffix [.rst]: .rst One document is special in that it is considered the top node of the "contents tree", that is, it is the root of the hierarchical structure of the documents. Normally, this is "index", but if your "index" document is a custom template, you can also set this to another filename. > Name of your master document (without suffix) [index]: index Sphinx can also add configuration for epub output: > Do you want to use the epub builder (y/n) [n]: n Please indicate if you want to use one of the following Sphinx extensions: > autodoc: automatically insert docstrings from modules (y/n) [n]: y > doctest: automatically test code snippets in doctest blocks (y/n) [n]: y > intersphinx: link between Sphinx documentation of different projects (y/n) [n]: y > todo: write "todo" entries that can be shown or hidden on build (y/n) [n]: y > coverage: checks for documentation coverage (y/n) [n]: y > pngmath: include math, rendered as PNG images (y/n) [n]: y > mathjax: include math, rendered in the browser by MathJax (y/n) [n]: n > ifconfig: conditional inclusion of content based on config values (y/n) [n]: n > viewcode: include links to the source code of documented Python objects (y/n) [n]: n A Makefile and a Windows command file can be generated for you so that you only have to run e.g. `make html` instead of invoking sphinx-build directly. > Create Makefile? (y/n) [y]: y > Create Windows command file? (y/n) [y]: n Creating file .docs/conf.py. Creating file .docs/index.rst. Creating file .docs/Makefile. Finished: An initial directory structure has been created. You should now populate your master file .docs/index.rst and create other documentation source files. Use the Makefile to build the docs, like so: make builder where "builder" is one of the supported builders, e.g. html, latex or linkcheck.
$ > autodoc: automatically insert docstrings from modules (y/n) [n]: y $ > Create Makefile? (y/n) [y]: y
$ make html
sphinx-build -b html -d _build/doctrees . _build/html Running Sphinx v1.3.1 making output directory... loading pickled environment... not yet created building [mo]: targets for 0 po files that are out of date building [html]: targets for 1 source files that are out of date updating environment: 1 added, 0 changed, 0 removed reading sources... [100%] index looking for now-outdated files... none found pickling environment... done checking consistency... done preparing documents... done writing output... [100%] index generating indices... genindex writing additional pages... search copying static files... done copying extra files... done dumping search index in English (code: en) ... done dumping object inventory... done build succeeded. Build finished. The HTML pages are in _build/html.
sys.path.insert(0, os.path.abspath(‘..’)) from django.conf import settings settings.configure()
$ mkdir modules $ touch modules/views.rst
Views ====== .. automodule:: yourproject.yourapp.views :members:
Contents: .. toctree:: :maxdepth: 2 modules/views
$ make html