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Excellent Utilities: Liquid Prompt – adaptive prompt for Bash & Zsh

Monday 23rd of September 2019 06:49:29 AM

Liquid Prompt gives you a nicely displayed prompt with useful information when you need it. It shows you what you need when you need it.

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Safe Eyes – protect your eyes from eye strain

Friday 20th of September 2019 07:15:44 AM

Safe Eyes protect your eyes from eye strain using a simple and extensible break reminder. It's designed to reduce and stop repetitive strain injury. It's not just your eyes that need to take a break.

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Excellent Free Books to Learn Lisp

Thursday 19th of September 2019 09:10:29 AM

Lisp (derives from “LISt Processing”) is one of the oldest programming languages. It was invented in 1958, with the language being conceived by John McCarthy and is based on his paper “Recursive Functions of Symbolic Expressions and Their Computation by Machine”.

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8 Excellent C++ Natural Language Processing Tools

Wednesday 18th of September 2019 07:15:38 AM

Natural language processing (NLP) is an exciting field of computer science, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages. It includes word and sentence tokenization, text classification and sentiment analysis, spelling correction, information extraction, parsing, meaning extraction, and question answering.

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6 Excellent Free Books to Learn Julia

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 01:06:18 PM

Julia is a high-level, high-performance, homoiconic and functional dynamic programming language for technical computing. Its roots are in Lisp.

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cmus – free terminal-based audio player

Monday 16th of September 2019 12:11:32 PM

This review looks at an alternative to musikcube. It's called cmus. It shares many similarities with musikcube. Both are designed to run on a text-only user interface, reducing the resources required to run the application.

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Sayonara Player – small, clear and fast audio player

Friday 13th of September 2019 06:48:17 AM

Sayonara is a small, clear and fast audio player for Linux written in C++, supported by the Qt framework. It uses GStreamer as audio backend.

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Excellent Free Books to Learn Logo

Thursday 12th of September 2019 06:21:50 AM

The Logo Programming Language, a dialect of Lisp, was designed as a tool for learning. It features interactivity, modularity, extensibility, with flexibility of data types.

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10 Best Free Linux GPS Tools

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 06:42:58 AM

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation satellite system consisting of a network of satellites which provide positioning, navigation, and timing services in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth.

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Excellent Free Books to Learn Fortran

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 06:57:46 AM

Fortran (Formula translation) is a multi-paradigm programming language invented by John Backus of IBM in the 1950s. Here's our recommended free books.

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Musicalypse – audio player and server built with Web technologies

Monday 9th of September 2019 07:08:57 AM

Musicalypse is cross-platform software that offers both an audio player and server functionality. It's built with web technologies.

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Hyper – terminal emulator built with web technologies

Friday 6th of September 2019 07:30:47 AM

Hyper is one of the newer terminal emulators available. It's built with web technologies – JavaScript, HTML, CSS. The goal of the project is to create a beautiful and extensible experience for command-line interface users, built on open web standards

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Excellent Free Books to Learn Scala

Thursday 5th of September 2019 07:52:26 AM

Scala is a modern, object-functional, multi-paradigm, Java-based programming and scripting language that’s released under the Apache License 2.0. It blends functional and object-oriented programming models.

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14 Best Free Linux Earth Science Software

Wednesday 4th of September 2019 06:35:30 AM

Earth science (also known as geoscience) is the focus of understanding the sciences related to the planet Earth. Here's our recommended open source software.

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Excellent Free Books to Learn COBOL

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019 07:09:06 AM

COBOL is an acronym which stands for Common Business-Oriented Language. The US Department of Defense, in a conference, formed CODASYL (Conference on Data Systems Language) to develop a language for meeting business data processing needs which is now known as

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Manage your Photos: JPEG Photo Compression

Monday 2nd of September 2019 05:55:53 AM

JPEG is an image file format that’s been around since the early 1990s, and it uses lossy compression. We compare and contrast Guetzli, MozJPEG, and Lepton. They are all open source tools that run from the command-line.

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Essential System Tools: hyperfine – command-line benchmarking tool

Friday 30th of August 2019 06:50:33 AM

hyperfine is a command-line benchmarking tool. It's designed to measure the full execution time of a program. This open source tool is written in Rust.

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20 Excellent Free Books to Learn Perl

Thursday 29th of August 2019 06:35:48 AM

The popularity of a book is influenced by personal feelings, tastes, and opinions. Programming books accord to this general rule. There is a wide range of Perl books. Here's our recommended free Perl books.

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9 Best Free Linux Geometry Software

Wednesday 28th of August 2019 05:21:04 AM

Typically geometry software covers a wide range of application areas, including pure Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, computer-aided design, and computational kinematics. It is often found being used for learning and teaching mathematics in schools and colleges and for research purposes.

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Excellent Free Books to Learn Pascal

Tuesday 27th of August 2019 06:21:57 AM

Pascal is an imperative and procedural programming language designed in the late 1960s by Niklaus Wirth to teach structured programming using subprograms called procedures and functions.

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Programming Leftovers

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  • NVIDIA Video Codec SDK 9.1 Brings CUDA CUStream Support, Other Encoder Improvements

    Following the February release of Video Codec SDK 9.0, NVIDIA recently did a quiet release of the Video Codec SDK 9.1 update that furthers along this cross-platform video encode/decode library.

  • Mike Driscoll: PyDev of the Week: Peter Farrell

    This week we welcome Peter Farrell (@hackingmath) as our PyDev of the Week! Peter is the author Math Adventures with Python and two other math related Python books. You can learn more about Peter by visiting his website.

  • Mutation testing by example: How to leverage failure
  • Reuven Lerner: Looking for Python podcast co-hosts

    As you might know, I’m a panelist on the weekly “Freelancers Show” podcast, which talks about the business of freelancing. The good news: The same company that’s behind the Freelancers Show, Devchat.tv, is putting together a weekly podcast about Python, and I’m going to be on that, too! We’ll have a combination of discussion, interviews with interesting people in the Python community, and (friendly) debates over the current and future state of the language.

  • Getting started with data science using Python

    Data science is an exciting new field in computing that's built around analyzing, visualizing, correlating, and interpreting the boundless amounts of information our computers are collecting about the world. Of course, calling it a "new" field is a little disingenuous because the discipline is a derivative of statistics, data analysis, and plain old obsessive scientific observation. But data science is a formalized branch of these disciplines, with processes and tools all its own, and it can be broadly applied across disciplines (such as visual effects) that had never produced big dumps of unmanageable data before. Data science is a new opportunity to take a fresh look at data from oceanography, meteorology, geography, cartography, biology, medicine and health, and entertainment industries and gain a better understanding of patterns, influences, and causality. Like other big and seemingly all-inclusive fields, it can be intimidating to know where to start exploring data science. There are a lot of resources out there to help data scientists use their favorite programming languages to accomplish their goals, and that includes one of the most popular programming languages out there: Python. Using the Pandas, Matplotlib, and Seaborn libraries, you can learn the basic toolset of data science.

Excellent Utilities: Liquid Prompt – adaptive prompt for Bash & Zsh

This is a new series highlighting best-of-breed utilities. We’re covering a wide range of utilities including tools that boost your productivity, help you manage your workflow, and lots more besides. There’s a complete list of the tools in this series in the Summary section. The Command Line Interface (CLI) is a way of interacting with your computer. And if you ever want to harness all the power of Linux, it’s highly recommended to master it. It’s true the CLI is often perceived as a barrier for users migrating to Linux, particularly if they’re grown up using GUI software exclusively. While Linux rarely forces anyone to use the CLI, some tasks are better suited to this method of interaction, offering inducements like superior scripting opportunities, remote access, and being far more frugal with a computer’s resources. For anyone spending time at the CLI, they’ll rely on the shell prompt. My favorite shell is Bash. By default, the configuration for Bash on popular distributions identifies the user name, hostname, and the current working directory. All essential information. But with Liquid Prompt you can display additional information such as battery status, CPU temperature, and much more. Read more

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