Python client for the Genderize.io web service.
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Genderize

Client for the Genderize.io web service.

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Basic usage

Import the Genderize class and call its get method with a list of names.

from genderize import Genderize
print(Genderize().get(['James', 'Eva', 'Thunderhorse']))
[{u'count': 1037, u'gender': u'male', u'name': u'James', u'probability': 0.99},
 {u'count': 234, u'gender': u'female', u'name': u'Eva', u'probability': 1.0},
 {u'gender': None, u'name': u'Thunderhorse'}]

Shell usage

If run as a script, takes a list of names on stdin, and prints them with their genders.

echo "James\nEva\nThunderhorse" | python -m genderize
James: male
Eva: female
Thunderhorse: None

Advanced usage

Create a Genderize instance with a custom user agent, and an API key. Note that you'll need to use your own API key or this example won't work.

from genderize import Genderize
genderize = Genderize(
    user_agent='GenderizeDocs/0.0',
    api_key='example_api_key')
print(genderize.get(['James', 'Eva', 'Thunderhorse']))
[{u'count': 1037, u'gender': u'male', u'name': u'James', u'probability': 0.99},
 {u'count': 234, u'gender': u'female', u'name': u'Eva', u'probability': 1.0},
 {u'gender': None, u'name': u'Thunderhorse'}]

Maintenance

Setup for local development:

virtualenv --prompt '(genderize) ' venv -p python3
pip install -r requirements.txt
pip install -r requirements-dev.txt

Release checklist:

  1. Generate a new version number: major.minor.micro. It should be compatible with both PEP 440 and SemVer 2.0.0.
  2. Update __version__ in genderize/__init__.py. This is read by setup.py and doesn't need to be changed there.
  3. Add a changelog entry and date for the new version in CHANGES.rst.
  4. Commit the changes. This may be done as part of another change.
  5. Tag the commit with git tag major.minor.micro.
  6. Push the tag to GitHub with git push origin major.minor.micro.
  7. Travis will create a new PyPI release from the tag.