Django Eadred v0.1 released! Django app for generating sample data.

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

I work on a few projects that had a need for generating sample data to make it easier for new contributors to get up and running quickly with little effort. These projects are fairly data-driven---they're kind of useless without data.

To satisfy that need, we wrote an app in richard to generate sample data across all the other apps in the project. Then I rewrote it for input.

Then we had a hankering for it in SUMO, plus I thought it made sense to turn it into its own app. So I spun it out into its own project.

Thus django-eadred was born.

Generally, it allows you to define a module with a generate_sampledata function that takes command line options to generate sample data for any app you want to generate sample data for.

You can use it to define different ways of generating sample data specified by the command line.

You can use it to generate random data, non-random data, initial data, data for contributors, sample data for large data sets, fixture data, etc.

Check out for use cases, documentation and project details.

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