Markdown Tables in Sphinx

Sphinx is a really useful tool, but one shortcoming is its markdown support. Specifically, it uses the recommonmark specification, which does not support tables. I wrote a Sphinx extension to render tables authored in markdown.

It can be installed via pip install sphinx-markdown-tables.

If you don't already have Sphinx configured to parse markdown, run pip install recommonmark, and edit to tell Sphinx to parse your markdown files:

source_parsers = {
    '.md': 'recommonmark.parser.CommonMarkParser',

source_suffix = ['.rst', '.md']

Once Sphinx is configured appropriately, add sphinx-markdown-tables to extensions, like so:

extensions = [

You can find the source on github here.