Documenting Python Code: A Complete Guide

In this course, you’ll learn how to document your Python code! Documenting your code is important because it can help developers and users fully understand its usage and purpose.

You’ll learn about:

  • The reasons that documenting your code is so important
  • The differences between commenting and documenting
  • Best practices for docstrings

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aniketbarphe on Sept. 22, 2021

Very informative course!

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Thomas on Feb. 10, 2020

Thanks for this concise tutorial on documentation. Especially Epytext makes my life as a Java developer a lot easier writing Python documentation. I find this topic dead boring, but this tutorial made it a lot easier to get started:)

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