I've written a python module that randomly generates a list of ideas that can be used as the premises for furthur research. For instance, it would be useful in situations where a new thesis topic is required, either for a masters or a doctorate program. Or if someone is just simply bored with their lives and wants some brainstorming ideas about the kind of project that they would like to be involved in, this python module can be used.
The output is a list of random ideas or technologies. It is up to the user as to how they interpret the output. Each idea in the list can be assessed individually, or the ideas can be combined in ways never thought off before to create something new.
I would like some input on how else I can improve the project or what other features I may add. The project is hosted on github. The name of the project is ranto for lack of a better name.
For the impatient, here is the code from the sole python file in the project...
import random import sys def topics(f): f = open(f, 'r') wordlist =  for i in f: wordlist.append(i.strip()) return wordlist def mainp(): wordlist = topics('../data/' + sys.argv) while True: print random.sample(wordlist, int(sys.argv)) if raw_input() == '': continue else: break mainp()
If you want to test it out, you need to download one of the data files from the github repo linked earlier.
Any feedback would be appreciated.