Archive for December 22, 2019

Python: My Fake Data Generator P-5

December 22, 2019 2 comments

Learning : Python: Functions, Procedures and documentation
Subject: About fake data P-5: (Fake Animal list)

Although I call this a Fake Animals list, but the names are for real animals, I am creating a json file fill of animals, each has name and type, also I add a key called information where I am giving a short summary about the data-set. Also I upload the data-set to my account in GitHub, so we can load the json file using Python requests library. The data-set will be updated frequently by adding more animals.

Standarizing: I will try to create all my data-sets with a standard information key, this key will show the following:

  • Date: Will show the data-set crating date.
  • Last Update: Will show the last update of the data-set file.
  • Creator: Will be my name.
  • Desc: Is a short description about the data-set.
  • Legal: Is the copyright and the limits of using this data-set

To access this part of the data set you can run this code ..

 # Function to print-out the information key in the data-set

def get_info(adata):
    print('\n Information about Creatures data-set.')
    for each in adata['information']:
        for k in each.keys():
            print(' ', k + ": " + each[k])

Creatures data-set:This data set is containing the name of animals and their types, animal types are: mammals | insects | birds | reptiles. Our function def get_animals() will take three arguments: the data, the type of animal we want and the size, and it will return a list of animals names.

Here is the code. .

 # Function return a list of random animals names.

def get_animals(adata, atype, dsize):
     Date: 17/12/2019
        Creator : Ali Radwani
        Function to return  X numbers of animal names. The data-set contain animals with
        four categories:
            - Mammals
            - Birds
            - Insect
            - Reptiles
    :param : dict: adata:
    :param : str:  atype:
    :param : int:  dsize:
    :return: list : t_names
    t_names = []
    t_ind_list = get_type_index(adata,atype)

    t_size = len(t_ind_list)
    if dsize < t_size:
        for x in range (dsize):
        print('\n  The {} data-set is less than data size you ask for. Maximum size is {} {}.'.format(atype,t_size,atype))

    return t_names

And here is the out-put ..

:: Fake Function List ::

Function Name Description
Color To return a random color code in RGB or Hex.
Date To return a random date.
Mobile To return a mobile number.
Country To return a random country name.
City To return a random City name.
ID To return X random dig as ID.
Time To return random time.
Car’s Brand
file_name file name: list for fake file names.
Creatures Random animal names of a certain type: Mammals, Birds, Insect, Reptiles


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By: Ali Radwani