[colug-432] Python inline help or library exploration tips
tom at functionalmedia.com
Mon Aug 1 15:51:14 EDT 2016
I am playing with the faker tool from python to generate fake data to use
in some database and noSQL examples.
I think I am missing the easy way to use the docs or to use some inline or
online tips to get things done efficiently.
I will share my code but understand I am not so much looking for a solution
to this SPECIFIC problem as I am looking for how to enable myself to
discover these solutions on my own going forward.
I have this code, and it works, I like it.
from faker import Factory
with open('data.csv','w') as f:
for i in range(100):
fake = Factory.create()
name = fake.profile()['name']
address_raw = fake.profile()['address']
address = address_raw.replace('\n', ', ')
birthdate = fake.profile()['birthdate']
phone = fake.phone_number()
writer = csv.writer(f)
Here is todays challenge.
The name generated will include firstname lastname and also prefix, like
Dr. William Smith.
I want a few thousand rows of just firstname,lastname
So I copy that code and begin.
How would I see all the options in fake.profile() so I can see if there is
a firstname, lastname.
I assume fake.profile returns an array of name value pairs, I want to see
all of them so I can pick and choose.
If I did not want to just write the code, where would I find the docs on
Thanks in advance..
As usual wording the question has probably lead me to an answer on my own,
but please still reply.
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