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fake-factory 0.6.0

Faker is a Python package that generates fake data for you.


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*Faker* is a Python package that generates fake data for you. Whether
you need to bootstrap your database, create good-looking XML documents,
fill-in your persistence to stress test it, or anonymize data taken from
a production service, Faker is for you.

Faker is heavily inspired by `PHP Faker`_, `Perl Faker`_, and by `Ruby Faker`_.


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For more details, see the `extended docs`_.

Basic Usage

Install with pip:

.. code:: bash

pip install fake-factory

NOTE: On Sept 15th, this package will be migrated to ``faker`` on Pypi.
For details, see this issue:

Use ``faker.Factory.create()`` to create and initialize a faker
generator, which can generate data by accessing properties named after
the type of data you want.

.. code:: python

from faker import Factory
fake = Factory.create()

# OR
from faker import Faker
fake = Faker()
# 'Lucy Cechtelar'

# "426 Jordy Lodge
# Cartwrightshire, SC 88120-6700"

# Sint velit eveniet. Rerum atque repellat voluptatem quia rerum. Numquam excepturi
# beatae sint laudantium consequatur. Magni occaecati itaque sint et sit tempore. Nesciunt
# amet quidem. Iusto deleniti cum autem ad quia aperiam.
# A consectetur quos aliquam. In iste aliquid et aut similique suscipit. Consequatur qui
# quaerat iste minus hic expedita. Consequuntur error magni et laboriosam. Aut aspernatur
# voluptatem sit aliquam. Dolores voluptatum est.
# Aut molestias et maxime. Fugit autem facilis quos vero. Eius quibusdam possimus est.
# Ea quaerat et quisquam. Deleniti sunt quam. Adipisci consequatur id in occaecati.
# Et sint et. Ut ducimus quod nemo ab voluptatum.

Each call to method ```` yields a different (random) result.
This is because faker forwards ``faker.Generator.method_name()`` calls
to ``faker.Generator.format(method_name)``.

.. code:: python

for _ in range(0,10):

# Adaline Reichel
# Dr. Santa Prosacco DVM
# Noemy Vandervort V
# Lexi O'Conner
# Gracie Weber
# Roscoe Johns
# Emmett Lebsack
# Keegan Thiel
# Wellington Koelpin II
# Ms. Karley Kiehn V


Each of the generator properties (like ``name``, ``address``, and
``lorem``) are called "fake". A faker generator has many of them,
packaged in "providers".

Check the `extended docs`_ for a list of `bundled providers`_ and a list of
`community providers`_.


``faker.Factory`` can take a locale as an argument, to return localized
data. If no localized provider is found, the factory falls back to the
default en\_US locale.

.. code:: python

from faker import Factory
fake = Factory.create('it_IT')
for _ in range(0,10):

> Elda Palumbo
> Pacifico Giordano
> Sig. Avide Guerra
> Yago Amato
> Eustachio Messina
> Dott. Violante Lombardo
> Sig. Alighieri Monti
> Costanzo Costa
> Nazzareno Barbieri
> Max Coppola

You can check available Faker locales in the source code, under the
providers package. The localization of Faker is an ongoing process, for
which we need your help. Please don't hesitate to create a localized
provider for your own locale and submit a Pull Request (PR).

Included localized providers:

- `bg\_BG <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" bg_bg.html="">`__ - Bulgarian
- `cs\_CZ <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" cs_cz.html="">`__ - Czech
- `de\_DE <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" de_de.html="">`__ - German
- `dk\_DK <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" dk_dk.html="">`__ - Danish
- `el\_GR <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" el_gr.html="">`__ - Greek
- `en\_AU <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" en_au.html="">`__ - English (Australia)
- `en\_CA <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" en_ca.html="">`__ - English (Canada)
- `en\_GB <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" en_gb.html="">`__ - English (Great Britain)
- `en\_US <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" en_us.html="">`__ - English (United States)
- `es\_ES <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" es_es.html="">`__ - Spanish (Spain)
- `es\_MX <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" es_mx.html="">`__ - Spanish (Mexico)
- `fa\_IR <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" fa_ir.html="">`__ - Persian (Iran)
- `fi\_FI <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" fi_fi.html="">`__ - Finnish
- `fr\_FR <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" fr_fr.html="">`__ - French
- `hi\_IN <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" hi_in.html="">`__ - Hindi
- `hr\_HR <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" hr_hr.html="">`__ - Croatian
- `it\_IT <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" it_it.html="">`__ - Italian
- `ja\_JP <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" ja_jp.html="">`__ - Japanese
- `ko\_KR <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" ko_kr.html="">`__ - Korean
- `lt\_LT <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" lt_lt.html="">`__ - Lithuanian
- `lv\_LV <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" lv_lv.html="">`__ - Latvian
- `ne\_NP <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" ne_np.html="">`__ - Nepali
- `nl\_NL <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" nl_nl.html="">`__ - Dutch (Netherlands)
- `no\_NO <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" no_no.html="">`__ - Norwegian
- `pl\_PL <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" pl_pl.html="">`__ - Polish
- `pt\_BR <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" pt_br.html="">`__ - Portuguese (Brazil)
- `pt\_PT <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" pt_pt.html="">`__ - Portuguese (Portugal)
- `ru\_RU <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" ru_ru.html="">`__ - Russian
- `sl\_SI <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" sl_si.html="">`__ - Slovene
- `sv\_SE <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" sv_se.html="">`__ - Swedish
- `tr\_TR <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" tr_tr.html="">`__ - Turkish
- `zh\_CN <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" zh_cn.html="">`__ - Chinese (China)
- `zh\_TW <https:"" en="" master="" locales="" zh_tw.html="">`__ - Chinese (Taiwan)

Command line usage

When installed, you can invoke faker from the command-line:

.. code:: bash

faker [-h] [--version] [-o output]
[-l {bg_BG,cs_CZ,...,zh_CN,zh_TW}]
[-r REPEAT] [-s SEP]
[-i {module.containing.custom_provider othermodule.containing.custom_provider}]
[fake] [fake argument [fake argument ...]]


- ``faker``: is the script when installed in your environment, in
development you could use ``python -m faker`` instead

- ``-h``, ``--help``: shows a help message

- ``--version``: shows the program's version number

- ``-o FILENAME``: redirects the output to the specified filename

- ``-l {bg_BG,cs_CZ,...,zh_CN,zh_TW}``: allows use of a localized

- ``-r REPEAT``: will generate a specified number of outputs

- ``-s SEP``: will generate the specified separator after each
generated output

- ``-i {my.custom_provider other.custom_provider}`` list of additional custom providers to use.
Note that is the import path of the module containing your Provider class, not the custom Provider class itself.

- ``fake``: is the name of the fake to generate an output for, such as
``name``, ``address``, or ``text``

- ``[fake argument ...]``: optional arguments to pass to the fake (e.g. the profile fake takes an optional list of comma separated field names as the first argument)


.. code:: bash

$ faker address
968 Bahringer Garden Apt. 722
Kristinaland, NJ 09890

$ faker -l de_DE address
Samira-Niemeier-Allee 56
94812 Biedenkopf

$ faker profile ssn,birthdate
{'ssn': u'628-10-1085', 'birthdate': '2008-03-29'}

$ faker -r=3 -s=";" name
Willam Kertzmann;
Josiah Maggio;
Gayla Schmitt;

How to create a Provider

.. code:: python

from faker import Faker
fake = Faker()

# first, import a similar Provider or use the default one
from faker.providers import BaseProvider

# create new provider class
class MyProvider(BaseProvider):
def foo(self):
return 'bar'

# then add new provider to faker instance

# now you can use:
> 'bar'

How to use with factory-boy

.. code:: python

import factory
from faker import Factory as FakerFactory
from myapp.models import Book

faker = FakerFactory.create()

class Book(factory.Factory):

title = factory.LazyAttribute(lambda x: faker.sentence(nb_words=4))
author_name = factory.LazyAttribute(lambda x:

Accessing the `random` instance

The ``.random`` property on the generator returns the instance of ``random.Random``
used to generate the values:

.. code:: python

from faker import Faker
fake = Faker()

Seeding the Generator

When using Faker for unit testing, you will often want to generate the same
data set. For convenience, the generator also provide a ``seed()`` method, which
seeds the random number generator. Calling the same script twice with the same
seed produces the same results.

.. code:: python

from faker import Faker
fake = Faker()

> Margaret Boehm

The code above is equivalent to the following:

.. code:: python

from faker import Faker
fake = Faker()

> Margaret Boehm


Installing dependencies:

.. code:: bash

$ pip install -r faker/tests/requirements.txt

Run tests:

.. code:: bash

$ python test


.. code:: bash

$ python -m unittest -v faker.tests

Write documentation for providers:

.. code:: bash

$ python -m faker > docs.txt


Please see `CONTRIBUTING`_.


Faker is released under the MIT License. See the bundled `LICENSE`_ file for details.


- `FZaninotto`_ / `PHP Faker`_
- `Distribute`_
- `Buildout`_
- `modern-package-template`_

.. _FZaninotto:
.. _PHP Faker:
.. _Perl Faker:
.. _Ruby Faker:
.. _Distribute:
.. _Buildout:
.. _modern-package-template:
.. _extended docs:
.. _bundled providers:
.. _community providers:

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`0.6.0 - 09-August-2016 <http:"" joke2k="" faker="" compare="" v0.5.11...v0.6.0="">`__

* Dropped Python 2.6 support

`0.5.11 - 09-August-2016 <http:"" joke2k="" faker="" compare="" v0.5.10...v0.5.11="">`__

* Add optional parameter `sex` to `profile` and `simple_profile`. Thanks @navyad.
* Fix whitespace in dk_DK provider last_names/last_name. Thanks @iAndriy.
* Fix utf8 coding issue with ``address/fi_FI`` provider. Thanks @delneg.
* ! Latest version to support Python 2.6

`0.5.10 - 01-August-2016 <http:"" joke2k="" faker="" compare="" v0.5.9...v0.5.10="">`__

* Fix random_sample_unique. Thanks @cecedille1.

`0.5.9 - 08-July-2016 <http:"" joke2k="" faker="" compare="" v0.5.8...v0.5.9="">`__

* Add more ``pt_BR`` names. Thanks @cuducos.
* Added ``en_GB`` names. Thanks @jonny5532.
* Add romanized internet provider for ``zh_CN``.
* Add ``fr_CH`` providers. Thanks @gfavre.

`0.5.8 - 28-June-2016 <http:"" joke2k="" faker="" compare="" v0.5.7...v0.5.8="">`__

* Improve CLI output and help. Thanks @cbaines.
* Update ``en_US`` anmes to be more realistic. Thanks @dethpickle.
* Modify pystr provider to accept a minimum number of characters. Thanks @tamarbuta.
* Add `job` Provider for ``zh_TW``. Thanks @weihanglo.
* Modify ``zh_TW`` phone number for a more valid format. Thanks @weihanglo.
* Reduce the maximum value of start timestamps. Thanks @cbaines.
* Add `random_sample` and `random_sample_unique`. Thanks @bengolder.

`0.5.7 - 07-March-2016 <http:"" joke2k="" faker="" compare="" v0.5.6...v0.5.7="">`__

* Repackage to resolve PyPI issue.

`0.5.6 - 07-March-2016 <http:"" joke2k="" faker="" compare="" v0.5.5...v0.5.6="">`__

* Add date handling for datetime functions. Thanks @rpkilby.
* Discern male and female first names in pt_BR. Thanks @gabrielusvicente.

`0.5.5 - 29-February-2016 <http:"" joke2k="" faker="" compare="" v0.5.4...v0.5.5="">`__

* Specify help text for command line. Thanks @cbaines.

`0.5.4 - 29-February-2016 <http:"" joke2k="" faker="" compare="" v0.5.3...v0.5.4="">`__

* Expose Provider's random instance. Thank @gsingers for the suggestion.
* Make sure required characters are in the password. Thanks @craig552uk.
* Add ``internet`` and ``job`` Providers for ``fa_IR``. Thanks @hamidfzm.
* Correct Poland phone numbers. Thanks @fizista.
* Fix brittly tests due to seconds elapsed in-between comparison
* Allow unicode in emails and domains. Thanks @zdelagrange for the report.
* Use ``dateutil`` for computing next_month. Thanks @mark-love, @rshk.
* Fix tests module import. Thanks @jorti for the report.
* Handle unexpected length in ``ean()``. Thanks @michaelcho.
* Add internet provider for ``ja_JP``. Thanks @massa142.
* Add Romanized Japanese person name. Thanks @massa142.
* Add tzinfo support to datetime methods. Thanks @j0hnsmith.
* Add an 'office' file extensions category. Thanks @j0hnsmith.
* Generate name according to profile's sex. Thanks @Dutcho for the report.
* Add ``bs_BA`` phone number and internet provider. Thanks @elahmo.
* Add a SSN provider for ``zh_CN``. Thanks @felixonmars.
* Differentiate male and female first names in ``fr_FR`` locale. Thanks @GregoryVds
* Add Maestro credit card. Thanks @anthonylauzon.
* Add ``hr_HR`` localization. Thanks @mislavcimpersak.
* Update ``de_DE`` first names. Thanks @WarrenFaith and @mschoebel.
* Allow generation of IPv4 and IPv6 network address with valid CIDR. Thanks @kdeldycke.
* Unittest IPv4 and IPv6 address and network generation. Thanks @kdeldycke.
* Add a new provider to generate random binary blob. Thanks @kdeldycke.
* Check that randomly produced language codes are parseable as locale by the
factory constructor. Thanks @kdeldycke.
* Fix chinese random language code. Thanks @kdeldycke.
* Remove duplicate words from Lorem provider. Thanks @jeffwidman.

`0.5.3 - 21-September-2015 <http:"" joke2k="" faker="" compare="" v0.5.2...v0.5.3="">`__

* Added ``company_vat`` to company ``fi_FI`` provider. Thanks @kivipe.
* Seed a Random instance instead of the module. Thanks Amy Hanlon.
* Fixed en_GB postcodes to be more realistic. Thanks @mapleoin for the report.
* Fixed support for Python 3 in the python provider. Thanks @derekjamescurtis.
* Fixed U.S. SSN generation. Thanks @jschaf.
* Use environment markers for wheels. Thanks @RonnyPfannschmidt
* Fixed Python3 issue in ``pyiterable`` and ``pystruct`` providers. Thanks @derekjamescurtis.
* Fixed ``en_GB`` postcodes to be more realistic. Thanks @mapleoin.
* Fixed and improved performance of credit card number provider. Thanks @0x000.
* Added Brazilian SSN, aka CPF. Thanks @ericchaves.
* Added female and male names for ``fa_IR``. Thanks @afshinrodgar.
* Fixed issues with Decimal objects as input to geo_coordinate. Thanks @davy.
* Fixed bug for ``center`` set to ``None`` in geo_coordinate. Thanks @davy.
* Fixed deprecated image URL placeholder services.
* Fixed provider's example formatting in documentation.
* Added en_AU provider. Thanks @xfxf.

`0.5.2 - 11-June-2015 <http:"" joke2k="" faker="" compare="" v0.5.1...v0.5.2="">`__

* Added ``uuid4`` to ``misc`` provider. Thanks Jared Culp.
* Fixed ``jcb15`` and ``jcb16`` in ``credit_card`` provider. Thanks Rodrigo Braz.
* Fixed CVV and CID code generation in `credit_card` provider. Thanks Kevin Stone.
* Added ``--include`` flag to command line tool. Thanks Flavio Curella.
* Added ``country_code`` to `address`` provider. Thanks @elad101 and Tobin Brown.

`0.5.1 - 21-May-2015 <http:"" joke2k="" faker="" compare="" v0.5...v0.5.1="">`__

* Fixed egg installation. Thanks David R. MacIver, @kecaps
* Updated person names for ``ru_RU``. Thanks @mousebaiker.
* Updated ko_KR locale. Thanks Lee Yeonjae.
* Fixed installation to install importlib on Python 2.6. Thanks Guillaume Thomas.
* Improved tests. Thanks Aarni Koskela, @kecaps, @kaushal.
* Made Person ``prefixes``/``suffixes`` always return strings. Thanks Aarni Koskela.
* ``pl_PL`` jobs added. Thanks Dariusz Choruży.
* Added ``ja_JP`` provider. Thanks Tatsuji Tsuchiya, Masato Ohba.
* Localized remaining providers for consistency. Thanks Flavio Curella.
* List of providers in compiled on runtime and is not hardcoded anymore. Thanks Flavio Curella.
* Fixed State names in ``en_US``. Thanks Greg Meece.
* Added ``time_delta`` method to ``date_time`` provider. Thanks Tobin Brown.
* Added filename and file extension methods to ``file`` provider. Thanks Tobin Brown.
* Added Finnish ssn (HETU) provider. Thanks @kivipe.
* Fixed person names for ``pl_PL``. Thanks Marek Bleschke.
* Added ``sv_SE`` locale providers. Thanks Tome Cvitan.
* ``pt_BR`` Provider: Added ``catch_phrase`` to Company provider and fixed names in Person Provider. Thanks Marcelo Fonseca Tambalo.
* Added ``sk_SK`` localized providers. Thanks @viktormaruna.
* Removed ``miscelleneous`` provider. It is superceded by the ``misc`` provider.

`0.5.0 - 16-Feb-2015 <http:"" joke2k="" faker="" compare="" v0.4.2...v0.5="">`__

* Localized providers
* Updated ``ko_KR`` provider. Thanks Lee Yeonjae.
* Added ``pt_PT`` provider. Thanks João Delgado.
* Fixed mispellings for ``en_US`` company provider. Thanks Greg Meece.
* Added currency provider. Thanks Wiktor Ślęczka
* Ensure choice_distribution always uses floats. Thanks Katy Lavallee.
* Added ``uk_UA`` provider. Thanks Cyril Tarasenko.
* Fixed encoding issues with README, CHANGELOG and Thanks Sven-Hendrik Haase.
* Added Turkish person names and phone number patterns. Thanks Murat Çorlu.
* Added ``ne_NP`` provider. Thanks Sudip Kafle.
* Added provider for Austrian ``de_AT``. Thanks Bernhard Essl.

`0.4.2 - 20-Aug-2014 <http:"" joke2k="" faker="" compare="" v0.4.1...v0.4.2="">`__

* Fixed setup

`0.4.1 - 20-Aug-2014 <http:"" joke2k="" faker="" compare="" v0.4...v0.4.1="">`__

* Added MAC address provider. Thanks Sébastien Béal.
* Added ``lt_LT`` and ``lv_LV`` localized providers. Thanks Edgar Gavrik.
* Added ``nl_NL`` localized providers. Thanks @LolkeAB, @mdxs.
* Added ``bg_BG`` localized providers. Thanks Bret B.
* Added ``sl_SI``. Thanks to @janezkranjc
* Added distribution feature. Thanks to @fcurella
* Relative date time. Thanks to @soobrosa
* Fixed ``date_time_ad`` on 32bit Linux. Thanks @mdxs.
* Fixed ``domain_word`` to output slugified strings.

`0.4 - 30-Mar-2014 <http:"" joke2k="" faker="" compare="" v0.3.2...v0.4="">`__

* Modified en_US ```` to ouput female and male names. Thanks Adrian Klaver.
* Added SSN provider for ``en_US`` and ``en_CA``. Thanks Scott (@milliquet).
* Added ``hi_IN`` localized provider. Thanks Pratik Kabra.
* Refactoring of command line

0.3.2 - 11-Nov-2013

* New provider: Credit card generator
* Improved Documentor



0.3 - 18-Oct-2013

* PEP8 style conversion (old camelCased methods are deprecated!)
* New language: ``pt_BR`` (thanks to @rvnovaes)
* all localized provider now uses ``from __future__ import unicode_literals``
* documentor prints localized provider after all defaults
* FIX tests for python 2.6

0.2 - 01-Dec-2012

* New providers: ``Python``, ``File``
* Providers imported with ``__import__``
* Module is runnable with ``python -m faker [name] [*args]``
* Rewrite fake generator system (allow autocompletation)
* New language: French
* Rewrite module ``__main__`` and new Documentor class

0.1 - 13-Nov-2012

* First release  
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