IDLdoc 3.4 was released today. This is mostly a bug fix version, but there is on big feature: LaTeX equation formatting. To use LaTeX equations in your docs, just use standard LaTeX syntax anywhere plain text is allowed. For example, here is an example of using an equation in the main description:

The equation should be typeset like (results depend on browser):

$$\text{acosh}(z) = \ln(z + \sqrt{z + 1} \sqrt{z – 1})$$

Inline equations are also allowed. Both can appear in the main description and inside most tags (anywhere comments are just copied over to the output).

Here are the full release notes:

1. Allow LaTeX equation formatting.
2. Fix for bug where links to routines, files, etc. in directory overview comments on the overview page were not correct.