[Tutor] Questions about the formatting of docstrings
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Sat Jul 28 09:47:29 EDT 2018
On 27 Jul 2018 06:34, boB Stepp <robertvstepp at gmail.com> wrote:
I am near the end of reading "Documenting Python Code: A Complete
Guide" by James Mertz, found at
https://realpython.com/documenting-python-code/ This has led me to a
(1) The author claims that reStructuredText is the official Python
documentation standard. Is this true? If yes, is this something I
should be doing for my own projects?
(2) How would type hints work with this reStructuredText formatting?
In part of the author's reStructuredText example he has:
:param file_loc: The file location of the spreadsheet
:type file_loc: str
Have a look at numpydoc, which works with Sphinx. Numpydoc makes it much easier to read and write docstrings, while they can still be converted into nice looking docs, e.g html. See: https://codeandchaos.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/sphinx-and-numpydoc/
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