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Re: Automated documentation (like javadoc) for packages?

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  • Subject: [mg81282] Re: Automated documentation (like javadoc) for packages?
  • From: Oliver Ruebenkoenig <ruebenko at>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 00:45:03 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <fcio8g$4o$>


eventhough the code is not exactly what you want it shows you how you can 
parse the *.nb to get the information needed.


On Sun, 16 Sep 2007, Kentaroh Takagaki wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a Mathematica package for graphing specialized data, and I plan to
> share this code with others. I am wondering if there is any way to
> automatically generate documentation for the package (similar to javadoc for
> Java), which will parse the .m files for symbol::usage statements,
> Options[symbol] statements, scope, etc.
> Even a rudimentary script would be of great help, and just .nb or html
> output is fine. (It doesn't have to use the Help Browser or new
> Documentation Center). Please let me know if anybody has or knows of a way.
> Thank you,
> Kenta

Oliver Ruebenkoenig, <ruebenko AT>

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