Top 5 articles for the week of November 3, 2017

Top 5: Linux-based personal finance tools, a Piano-playing Go AI, and more

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Top 5 articles for the week of November 3, 2017
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This week, we take a look at how the Go programming language is skyrocketing, using Go and Raspberry Pi to create music, and how your cat can be a model for open source community management.

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5. 3 open source alternatives to MATLAB

MATLAB is a great learning tool, but its code is proprietary. Without access to the source code, there's no way you can extend it for your own use. editor Jason Baker introduces readers to Gnu Octave, Scilab, and Sage, three open source alternatives. Jason also provides links to five other open source tools that may prove useful in your studies.

4. Why Go is skyrocketing in popularity

Jeff Rouse, director of product management at Active State in Vancouver, Canada, brings us an interesting article detailing why interest in the Go programming language has skyrocketed in the last couple of years. The article details how Go is used in data science and how it specifically addresses the needs of developers.

3. How Go and Raspberry Pi power piano-playing AI

Academic scientist Zack Scholl from Edmonton, Canada brings us a fascinating article about the intersection of Python, artificial intelligence, and the Go programming language to create music with a Raspberry Pi.

2. How to get involved with open source if you're a cat columnist Seth Kenlon gives a metaphoric invitation to join an open source community in this article. You will be sure to enjoy this "claw-some" article on community management and how you can be a catalyst in your organization.

1. 5 open source personal finance tools for Linux editor Jason Baker lays out five great alternatives to proprietary money management software systems. Be sure to share your own personal favorites in the comments.

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Don Watkins - Educator, education technology specialist,  entrepreneur, open source advocate. M.A. in Educational Psychology, MSED in Educational Leadership, Linux system administrator, CCNA, virtualization using Virtual Box. Follow me at @Don_Watkins .