Being just a LaTeX user, I have to look up documentation very often. What could be easier than texdoc packagename and here it is.

The other day I opened for curiosity the scontents package and was taken aback how -- how to express that in English? -- »intricate« the manual had been typeset.

The beautifully typeset documentations may serve as good use cases for people in search of inspiration.

So I'm asking you to say which package documentation you found outstanding in design and typesetting.

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    tikzducks has some wonderful graphics. Also I think ducksay's duckumentation looks good, but I might be biased on that one.
    – Skillmon
    Sep 25, 2019 at 8:13
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    @Skillmon So go ahead and write an answer with your favourites!
    – Keks Dose
    Sep 25, 2019 at 8:19
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    tasks or any other Clemmens Niederberger's package.
    – Ignasi
    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:40
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    For sure, tcolorbox.
    – Sigur
    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:36
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    I think the arara manual should also be. Nov 9, 2019 at 15:22

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I find it pleasing and enthralling every time the documentation of a package implicitly makes use of some of its own features, thereby whetting my appetite en passant so to speak. Perhaps this is the opposite of some sort of performative contradiction, maybe one can call it performative congruence? However, two of my stars are the following:

microtype. One of my favorite packages; apart from being well structured and comprehensive, the documentation is also extremely neatly typeset due to its own features! It shows implicitly what the package is supposed to support!

selnolig. Same here. The package supports selective suppression of ligatures with a few simple key-strokes. By employing a wide array of ligatures in different languages throughout the document, one becomes acutely aware what is possible with ligatures in the first place!

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