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mkdocstrings-python

A Python handler for mkdocstrings.

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Installation¤

You can install this handler as a mkdocstrings extra:

pyproject.toml
# PEP 621 dependencies declaration
# adapt to your dependencies manager
[project]
dependencies = [
    "mkdocstrings[python]>=0.18",
]

You can also explicitely depend on the handler:

pyproject.toml
# PEP 621 dependencies declaration
# adapt to your dependencies manager
[project]
dependencies = [
    "mkdocstrings-python",
]

Preview¤

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Features¤

  • Data collection from source code: collection of the object-tree and the docstrings is done thanks to Griffe.

  • Support for type annotations: Griffe collects your type annotations and mkdocstrings uses them to display parameters types or return types. It is even able to automatically add cross-references to other objects from your API, from the standard library or from third-party libraries! See how to load inventories to enable it.

  • Recursive documentation of Python objects: just use the module dotted-path as identifier, and you get the full module docs. You don't need to inject documentation for each class, function, etc.

  • Support for documented attributes: attributes (variables) followed by a docstring (triple-quoted string) will be recognized by Griffe in modules, classes and even in __init__ methods.

  • Multiple docstring-styles support: common support for Google-style, Numpydoc-style, and Sphinx-style docstrings. See Griffe's documentation on docstrings support.

  • Admonition support in Google docstrings: blocks like Note: or Warning: will be transformed to their admonition equivalent. We do not support nested admonitions in docstrings!

  • Every object has a TOC entry: we render a heading for each object, meaning MkDocs picks them into the Table of Contents, which is nicely display by the Material theme. Thanks to mkdocstrings cross-reference ability, you can reference other objects within your docstrings, with the classic Markdown syntax: [this object][package.module.object] or directly with [package.module.object][]

  • Source code display: mkdocstrings can add a collapsible div containing the highlighted source code of the Python object.

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