It seems that the packages/ folder in the .julia/ folder includes the source for the documentation for all packages. Is there a way to generate a locally viewable copy of the documentation?
Another thing that would be nice is the ability to view and search all the packages added to your .julia. Of specific utility would be showing the package corresponding to various methods so that you could select the package docs rather than getting the few lines of description of a method that give little context to what, where, or how it is to be used.
I’m still new to Julia so it is possible I’ve missed how to do this. It would be a nice feature to have and would improve the discoverability of Julia functionality.
You can access docstrings with ? — while packages are encouraged to provide one for modules, they may not have got around to it.
How does on document a module with docstrings? I found documentation for functions, methods, types,… but nothing for modules.
I’ve been using juliahub to find the online documentation for packages but options for smarter/more-global package documentation in the REPL is limited by the lack of any such documentation. Even something as simple as a minimal module/package documentation with just the link to the online documentation would be a huge improvement in discoverability and accessibility of documentation.
Thanks for your reply and tips about manual build of a local copy of documentation.