Structuring a repo for docs#

Root level of the repo#

  • docs directory : All source files for documentation go here.

  • readthedocs.yml : configuration file for readthedocs to build using conda

Repo root directory

Inside the docs directory#

  • source directory : contains all content source files in .rst, .md, or .ipynb

  • makefile : used by Sphinx to build the docs

  • environment.yml : conda build instructions



  • : Sphinx configuration file

  • index.rst of contents.rst : Sphinx master table of contents file

  • _static directory : contains images, drawings, icons

  • _templates directory: overrides theme templates and layouts

  • build directory : html files generated by Sphinx (do not check this directory into GitHub)