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django-sphinx-autodoc 0.2

Autodoc all apps from a project to Sphinx

Django is very nice in that way you can reuse a lot of applications in your projects. It means for big projects that you’ll get a long list of applications in your settings.INSTALLED_APP.

If you’re using Django with Sphinx and want to autodoc all these apps in a wink of an eye, then this app is for you.

A good combinaison for documenting your project would be:
  • sphinx
  • django-sphinx-autodoc to generate the doc from your applications
  • django-sphinxdoc to integrate the sphinx doc in your website

How it works

Copy the file in your project directory, then execute it.

It will scrape all your .py files in each application listed by INSTALLED_APP, then add automodules in your DS_ROOT/modules.rst.

You will then see your applications grouped in 2 different categories:

  • internal application is an application located in your project directory
  • external application is an app which is somewhere in your pythonpath (preferably in your virtualenv)

Good Practices

Add a docstring in your application’s file to describe it. django-sphinx-autodoc will automatically scrape it for you.


You can modify some of the settings used by django-sphinx-autodoc:

  • DS_ROOT: root path for documentation (default to project_dir/doc)
  • DS_MASTER_DOC: name of your master document (default to “index.rst”)
  • DS_FILENAME: name for the modules (default to “auto_modules.rst”)
  • DS_EXCLUDED_APPS: list of applications to exclude (default to [])
  • DS_EXCLUDED_MODULES: list of files to exclude (default to [“”])


  • Write tests
  • improve the not_relevant stuff to auto exclude a file without class or def
  • Django command extension to update the autodoc
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