The Queb name generator
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qng, the Queb name generator.
To run qng, you will only need Python ≥ 3.4.
For installing, we recommend using the pip package manager.
To install qng system-wide, run:
sudo pip3 install qng
To install qng manually from source, the steps are as follows:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:abusque/qng.git cd qng sudo ./setup.py install
Once installed, you can use qng by running the following command:
This will generate a single random Queb name.
You can also generate names for a specific gender:
qng --gender male
Generate only part of a name:
qng --part first
Generate names according to their relative popularity:
Generate a name formatted as “snake_case” without any diacritics (useful for naming your containers):
Here’s how you could use this to name a Docker container:
docker run --name $(qng --snake-case) hello-world
All the above options may be combined if desired. Refer to the help for more details:
You can also use qng through its Python API, for integration with other applications.
Here is a simple example of programmatic usage:
import qng.generator generator = qng.generator.QuebNameGenerator() name = generator.generate() print(name)
The generate() function also supports the following options, with the same meaning as the corresponding CLI options:
import qng.generator generator = qng.generator.QuebNameGenerator() name = generator.generate( gender='male', part='first', snake_case=True, weighted=True, ) print(name)
Refer to the documentation in the source file for more details.
For local development of qng, you may use pipenv. Use pipenv install --dev to generate a virtual environment into which the dependencies will be installed. You may then use pipenv shell to activate that environment.
For publishing releases to PyPI, we recommend using Twine.
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