Function for Generating Random Names and a Dataset

Function for generating random gender and ethnicity correct first and/or last names. Names are chosen proportionally based upon their probability of appearing in a large scale data base of real names.


Changes in version: randomNames_0.2-0

o Cleaned up documentation o Fixed GitHub pull requests

Changes in version: randomNames_0.0-7

o Changed randomNamesData to environment

Changes in version: randomNames_0.0-6

o Changed DESCRIPTION to Import data.table

Changes in version: randomNames_0.0-5

o Fixed key to accomodate changes in data.table 1.7.8.

Changes in version: randomNames_0.0-4


Changes in version: randomNames_0.0-3

o Modified function to adapt to improvements in data.table.

Changes in version: randomNames_0.0-2

o Refined function to recode supplied gender and ethnicity argument/variables if not in function appropriate form.

Changes in version: randomNames_0.0-1

o Package Released.

Reference manual

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0.4-0 by Damian W. Betebenner, a month ago,

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Authors: Damian W. Betebenner <>

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-3 license

Imports data.table

Imported by SGP.

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