Tools used to build the documentation

When writing documentation for a package there are so many options and tools available that it can be difficult to decide which is best. For Tao I chose LaTeX and HTML as the main formats since there are tools for converting from the former to the latter and LaTeX documents can be used to create postscript and thus PDF format documents. I looked at texinfo since this tool is able to produce a wide range of formats from a single source document but as yet I have never seen any texinfo-derived documentation containing images. I therefore opted for LaTeX and HTML since both can cope with images.

The following sections describe the tools which are required in order to build Tao's documentation from source. You can find prebuilt versions on the Tao home page

  • Doxygen
  • Hyperlatex

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