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Acme::CPANModules::RandomPerson - Generating random person (name, title, age, etc)


This document describes version 0.001 of Acme::CPANModules::RandomPerson (from Perl distribution Acme-CPANModules-RandomPerson), released on 2021-05-26.



Data::RandomPerson can generate random name, title, age, gender dob for several "types" (language or geographic area): Arabic, Dutch, English, ModernGreek, Spanish. There are data for other types included in the distribution though: AncientGreek, Basque, Celtic, Hindi, Japanese, Latvian, Thai, Viking. At the time of this writing (v0.60), there are 140 English female first names to choose from, 130 English male first names, and 1003 English last names.

The Mock::Person namespace contains several modules to generate random person names. The modules here are not exactly part of a single framework so the interface might slightly differ from one another: Mock::Person::CZ (Czech), Mock::Person::DE (German), Mock::Person::EN (English), Mock::Person::ID (Indonesian), Mock::Person::JP (Japanese), Mock::Person::JV (Javanese), Mock::Person::RU (Russian), Mock::Person::SK (Slovak), Mock::Person::SK::ROM (Romani), Mock::Person::SV (Swedish), Mock::Person::US (American).

Data::Faker is a plugin-based framework to generate random person name, company name, phone number, street address, email, domain name, IP address, and so on. The included name plugin only generates English names and there is no option to pick male/female. At the time of this writing (v0.10), there are 474 last names and 3007 first names. It can also add suffixes like II, III, Jr., Sr.

Faker is another plugin-based random data generator. The included plugins can generate random street address, color, company name, company jargon/tagline, buzzwords, IP address, email address, domain name, text ("lorem ipsum ..."), credit card number, phone number, software name, username. However, some plugins are currently empty. The name plugin contains 3007 first names and 474 last names (probably copied from Data::Faker). There is no option to pick male/female names.

Keywords: date of birth, mock person, fake data, fake person.



What is an Acme::CPANModules::* module?

An Acme::CPANModules::* module, like this module, contains just a list of module names that share a common characteristics. It is a way to categorize modules and document CPAN. See Acme::CPANModules for more details.

What are ways to use this Acme::CPANModules module?

Aside from reading this Acme::CPANModules module's POD documentation, you can install all the listed modules (entries) using cpanm-cpanmodules script (from App::cpanm::cpanmodules distribution):

 % cpanm-cpanmodules -n RandomPerson

Alternatively you can use the cpanmodules CLI (from App::cpanmodules distribution):

    % cpanmodules ls-entries RandomPerson | cpanm -n

or Acme::CM::Get:

    % perl -MAcme::CM::Get=RandomPerson -E'say $_->{module} for @{ $LIST->{entries} }' | cpanm -n

or directly:

    % perl -MAcme::CPANModules::RandomPerson -E'say $_->{module} for @{ $Acme::CPANModules::RandomPerson::LIST->{entries} }' | cpanm -n

This Acme::CPANModules module also helps lcpan produce a more meaningful result for lcpan related-mods command when it comes to finding related modules for the modules listed in this Acme::CPANModules module.


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