Small print

This is not a paper, or a report. Instead it borrows a standard approach from the modern software industry: it’s a GitHub repository. The repository contains a collection of reStructuredText which can be converted, using the Sphinx documentation generator, into a website or PDF document.

This is version 0.0.4, dated at 2020-04-14. If you have found a problem with it, or want to make a comment, please raise an issue.

Authors and acknowledgements

This document is currently maintained by Philip Brohan (philip.brohan @ All criticism should be directed to him - put please don’t send email, raise an issue instead.

All blame should go to the maintainer; credit is more widely distributed:

  • This document was written by Philip Brohan (Met Office). He was funded by the Joint BEIS and Defra Integrated Climate Programme, DECC/Defra (GA01101).

Contributions to this work came from:

  • Amazon - who went to some trouble to make their Textract service, work on these types of documents.

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