This package serves two purposes: it provides a default Sphinx configuration and set of extensions specific to the Astropy project, and it acts as a meta-package by installing all required Sphinx extensions for the core Astropy package and other packages.
The default Sphinx configuration can be imported by putting:
from sphinx_astropy.conf import *
at the top of your
conf.py file. You can then override specific settings from this default configuration, such as adding extensions or intersphinx packages. To give a clearer error messages for users, you can instead write:
try: from sphinx_astropy.conf import * except ImportError: print('ERROR: the documentation requires the sphinx-astropy package to be installed') sys.exit(1)
Installing sphinx-astropy will automatically install (if not already present):
- astropy-sphinx-theme - the default 'bootstrap' theme use by Astropy and a number of affilited packages.
- sphinx-automodapi - an extension that makes it easy to automatically generate API documentation.
- sphinx-gallery - an extension to generate example galleries
- numpydoc - an extension to parse docstrings in NumpyDoc format
- pillow - a package to deal with images, used by some examples in the astropy core documentation.