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## Re: Extract docstrings from my functions

 From: Ben Abbott Subject: Re: Extract docstrings from my functions Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 10:03:11 -0500

```On Dec 27, 2012, at 11:58 PM, c. wrote:

> On 28 Dec 2012, at 01:14, Johan Ekh wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>> How can I extract my texinfo docstrings from all my functions and create a
>> pdf manual?
>> I've never used texinfo before, so please be gentle.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Johan
>
> Some time ago I started working on a package which is meant to do this:
>
> http://sourceforge.net/p/octave/code/11522/tree/trunk/octave-forge/extra/generate_latex/
>
> it is not finished yet, so producing a working LaTeX document might still
> require some manual
> adjustments, but I think it mitght serve as a good starting point.
>
> Notice that texinfo can produce TeX output but not proper LaTeX, so what I
> did was to include
> the docstrings as text inside a \verbatim environment and manage the indexing
> separately.
>
> HTH,
> c.

For those who want to try this out ...

svn checkout
svn://svn.code.sf.net/p/octave/code/trunk/octave-forge/extra/generate_latex
generate_latex

and then cd to the generate_latex folder ...

cd inst