How Sphinx works

These pages are generated using Sphinx. If you want to find out more about RST/Sphinx, please read RST is a subset of Sphinx. Sphinx is RST with some extensions.

How to modify the webpages

You can modify these pages by cloning our public documentation repository:

git clone

Once you commit and push, a post-receive hook updates the documentation on This typically takes less than a minute. Our main page redirects to

How to locally test changes

You don’t have to push to see and test your changes. You can test them locally. For this install python-sphinx and python-matplotlib. Then build the pages with:

make html

Then point your browser to _build/html/index.html. The style is not the same but the content is what you would see after the git push.