is a standard documentation module for the programming language Python. Similar to the functionality of Perldoc
within Java, Pydoc allows Python programmers to access Python's documentation help files, generate text and HTML
pages with documentation specifics, and find the appropriate module for a particular job.
[ Pydoc. Accessed 11/27/2010]
Pydoc can be accessed from a module-specific GUI
[ Using Pydoc. Accessed 11/27/2010]
from within the Python interpreter, or from a command line
[ Charming Python: pydoc and distutils modules. Accessed 01/01/2012]
/ref> it is included by default in all versions of Python since Python 2.1 and is available for download for 1.5.2, 1.6, and 2.0. [
Pydoc is used to extract documentation from the source code itself. More comprehensive documentation is generated from external reStructuredText documents using the Sphinx documentation system.
Comparison of documentation generators