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What underlying technology does MATLAB use for its documentation system?

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Matlab2010
Matlab2010 on 11 Aug 2016
Commented: Matlab2010 on 17 Aug 2016
Matlab is well known for having excellent documentation, for example
Matlab documentation details release functionality with code examples, images and mathematical figures. Importantly the matlab documentation is a mixture of inline code comments and general discussion, seamlessly merged.
One example of a well known documentation system is Sphinx
Another example of a documentation system is confluence,
My question is what is the technology Matlab uses to produce its documentation? Is it 100% HTML in-house (ie proprietary) or is it based on some other technology?
Can anyone recommend any documentation systems?

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Soumya Saxena
Soumya Saxena on 12 Aug 2016
I understand that you want to know about the underlying technologies used by Matlab Documentation.
The underlying technology uses HTML. If you have created a custom toolbox that works with MathWorks products, you can create HTML files to provide documentation. These files would enable you to insert diagrams, screen shots, figures and equations, in order to make your toolbox more usable.
In addition, you should create a “info.xml” file to enable MathWorks to find and identify your documentation and a “helptoc.xml file” to create a “table of contents” for all topics in your custom toolbox. The detailed description of the process is given at the following link:
If you want to know about the detailed infrastructure used by the documentation, I would recommend that you contact the MathWorks Technical Support at the following link:

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Matlab2010
Matlab2010 on 17 Aug 2016
Thank you for your reply.
But what is the "underlying technology"? Is it 100% in-house? Does it use any public libraries? Is it a white-labelled third-party solution?

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