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Subject spark git commit: Add a prerequisites section for building docs
Date Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:01:03 GMT
Repository: spark
Updated Branches:
  refs/heads/master 13675c742 -> 7abaaad5b

Add a prerequisites section for building docs

This puts all the install commands that need to be run in one section instead of being spread
over many paragraphs

cc rxin

Author: Shivaram Venkataraman <>

Closes #7912 from shivaram/docs-setup-readme and squashes the following commits:

cf7a204 [Shivaram Venkataraman] Add a prerequisites section for building docs


Branch: refs/heads/master
Commit: 7abaaad5b169520fbf7299808b2bafde089a16a2
Parents: 13675c7
Author: Shivaram Venkataraman <>
Authored: Mon Aug 3 17:00:59 2015 -0700
Committer: Reynold Xin <>
Committed: Mon Aug 3 17:00:59 2015 -0700

 docs/ | 10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)
diff --git a/docs/ b/docs/
index d7652e9..5020989 100644
--- a/docs/
+++ b/docs/
@@ -8,6 +8,16 @@ Read on to learn more about viewing documentation in plain text (i.e., markdown)
 documentation yourself. Why build it yourself? So that you have the docs that corresponds
 whichever version of Spark you currently have checked out of revision control.
+## Prerequisites
+The Spark documenation build uses a number of tools to build HTML docs and API docs in Scala,
+and R. To get started you can run the following commands
+    $ sudo gem install jekyll
+    $ sudo gem install jekyll-redirect-from
+    $ sudo pip install Pygments
+    $ Rscript -e 'install.packages(c("knitr", "devtools"), repos="")'
 ## Generating the Documentation HTML
 We include the Spark documentation as part of the source (as opposed to using a hosted wiki,
such as

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