All the fake data that's fit to print

charlatan makes fake data.

Excited to annonunce a new package called charlatan. While perusing packages from other programming languages, I saw a neat Python library called faker.

charlatan is inspired from and ports many things from Python’s library. In turn, faker was inspired from PHP’s faker, Perl’s Faker, and Ruby’s faker. It appears that the PHP library was the original - nice work PHP.

Use cases

What could you do with this package? Here’s some use cases:

  • Students in a classroom setting learning any task that needs a dataset.
  • People doing simulations/modeling that need some fake data
  • Generate fake dataset of users for a database before actual users exist
  • Complete missing spots in a dataset
  • Generate fake data to replace sensitive real data with before public release

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