Build Sphinx documentation

  1. On a Mac system, you need a working Latex distribution and some more command line tools that can be installed with brew install jpeg libpng libtiff libtool imagemagick. Additonally, you should add the local string to your bash environment in /Users/username/.bash_profile:

    export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
    export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
  2. Check out the sources in the CoolProp/Web folder:

    git clone --recursive
  3. Make a virtualenv:

    virtualenv --distribute ~/env/py27
    source ~/env/py27/bin/activate # Turn on this virtual env, should see (py27) in your command shell next to the prompt to tell you that environment is active
  4. Then install prerequisites into this virtualenv:

    pip install --upgrade setuptools cython
    pip install cython numpy scipy matplotlib python-dateutil pytz pandas
    pip install sphinx ipython sphinxcontrib-bibtex sphinxcontrib-doxylink sphinxcontrib-napoleon cloud-sptheme
    pip install wxpython
  5. To build the documentation, go into the CoolProp/Web folder and run:

    make html
  6. Move the generated docs in _build to wherever you want

Build Doxygen documentation

All the configuration is done in the Doxyfile file.

  1. If you don’t have doxygen, install it from doxygen downloads <>. Or on linux a sudo apt-get install doxygen should do it.

  2. Simply fire up a shell in the root of the repo, and type:

    doxygen Doxyfile

Building the documentation on Linux

  1. Make sure you have what you need:

    sudo aptitude install build-essential imagemagick git gfortran cmake doxygen ipython python-pip python-virtualenv
    sudo aptitude install libatlas-base-dev libatlas3-base # numpy
    sudo aptitude install gcc gfortran python-dev libblas-dev liblapack-dev libblas3 liblapack3 # scipy
    sudo aptitude install python-dev libpng-dev tk libfreetype6-dev # matplotlib
    sudo aptitude install libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libxslt1.1 python-all-dev # pandas
  2. Follow the instructions above to create the virtual environment.