Mockaroo is a really impressive service with a wide spread of different data types. They also have simple ways of adding things like within group differences to data so that you can mock realistic class differences. They use the freemium model so you can get a thousand rows per download, which is pretty sweet. The big BUT you can feel coming on is this – it’s a GUI! I don’t want to have spend time hand cranking a data extract.
Thankfully, they have a GUI for getting data too and it’s pretty simply to use so I’ve started making a package for it.
Steph is working on an R package, so this is pretty exciting.