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Parakeet.py This text processing "Funkit" takes an input corpus (text) and wraps it in a "Parakeet" object, allowing us to do fun things with it-- like generate random text ("parrot()"). Contained are 4 sample texts: aurelius.txt, Marcus Aurelius' Meditations kerouac.txt, an excerpt of On the Road memshl.txt, the complete memoirs of Sherlock Holmes and nietzsche.txt, Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil. Here's how: 1. Clone the repo, "git clone https://github.com/sbchou/Parakeet.git" 2. Go into that directory 3. fire up your python interpreter. 4. type: from parakeet import Parakeet p = parakeet(<filename>) p.parrot(<number of words>) EXAMPLE: from parakeet import Parakeet p = parakeet('kerouac.txt') p.parrot(100) "Flat on a lot of becoming a wonderful night. I knew I wrote a young fellow in the next door, he comes in Frisco. That's rights. A western plateau, deep one and almost agreed to Denver whatever, look at exactly what he followed me at the sleeping. He woke up its bad effects, cooked, a cousin of its proud tradition. Well, strangest moment; into the night, grand, get that he was sad ride with a brunette. You reckon if I bought my big smile." Checkout my blogpost for explanations: http://blog.sophiechou.com/2013/how-to-model-markov-chains/