Python library to process company names
# cleanco - 1.1
## What is it / what does it do? This is a Python module that processes company names, in terms of US/UK business entity types.
## How do I install it? Download it from this site and unzip the directory.
- Mac: cd into it, and enter sudo python setup.py install along with your system password.
- Windows: Same thing but without sudo.
## How does it work? Let’s look at some sample code. First, create an instance of the module:
>>> from cleanco import cleanco
Prepare a string of a company name that you want to process:
>>> business_name = "Some Big Pharma, LLC"
Throw it into the instance:
>>> x = cleanco(business_name)
You can now get the company types:
>>> x.type() ['Limited Liability Company']
…the possible countries…
>>> x.country() ['United States of America', 'Philippines']
…and a clean version of the company name.
>>> x.clean_name() 'Some Big Pharma'
## Are there bugs? You better believe it. Please let me know or fork this project. I’m sure some of the company suffixes are way incorrect and I’m missing a lot more information.
## Special thanks to:
- Wikipedia’s [Types of Business Entity article](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Types_of_business_entity), where I spent hours of research.
- Contributors: Petri Savolainen <email@example.com>
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