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Markov name/word generator (RPG name generator).

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MarkovWordGen

Markov chain generator for random words.

Generates new words based on chains in the existing data. For example if input is cat, dat, drape. When a new word is generated it can start with c (33%) or d (67%). (There are two ds). If a d, the next letter is a (50%) or r (50%). Assuming it's an a, the next letter must be either p (3%3) or t (67%).

Letter pairs that can start and end a word are special-cased.

As a Python Library

Create an isntance of the generator and prime with a list of strings or a file object containing the same.

>>> from markovwordgen import MarkovWordGen
>>> mydata = ['aimee', 'alexandra', 'alice' ... ]
>>> word_factory = MarkovWordgen(mydata)

Now call generate

>>> [word_factory.generate() for _ in range(5)]
['juzace', 'hexsene', 'varysarel', 'keynena', 'leely']

There's some default data which you can use. get_modes returns a dictionary of them.

>>> import markovwordgen 
>>> markovwordgen.get_modes()

If no data supplied it, will default to some elf-like names with too many vowels (the relf set in the list above).

From Console

As a console app use --help for CLI docs. There's some default data in there.

$ mwgen --help

Generic

The generator special cases starting and ending letter pairs, so it's OK if your input data is capitalized.

Are your results bad? Make sure you have a sufficiently long input file. 50 words should do it.

You might need to filter output, e.g. remove quadruple letters and capitalize it.

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