This Python package uses the underlying data from the program "gender" by Jorg Michael (described here). It's use is pretty straightforward:
>>> from genderator.detector import * >>> d = Detector() >>> d.getGender('Bob') == MALE True >>> d.getGender('Sally') == FEMALE True >>> d.getGender('Pauley') == ANDROGYNOUS True
I18N is fully supported:
>>> d.getGender(u'Álfrún') == FEMALE True >>> d.getGender(u'\301lfr\372n') == FEMALE True
If you have an alterative data file, you can pass that in as an optional argument to the Detector.
Try to avoid creating many Detectors, as each creation means reading in the data file.
The genderator code is distributed under the GPLv3. The data file nam_dict.txt is released under the GNU Free Documentation License.