Top 5 articles for the week of September 8, 2017

Top 5: Cleaning messy datasets, kid-friendly Linux distros, TensorFlow projects, and more

We round up five of the week's most popular articles.

Top 5 articles for the week of September 8, 2017
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In this week's top 5, we take a look at the Pandas Python data analysis library, the current state of kid-focused Linux distributions, and more.

This week's top articles

5. What's your favorite open source Java IDE? editor Jason Baker says that, “developers have strong opinions about the tools they use and perhaps some of the strongest opinions come out around integrated development environments.” In the article, you have an opportunity to vote for your personal favorite.

4. TensorFlow brings machine learning to the masses

New writer Kaz Sato brings us a really interesting article about TensorFlow, Google's open source machine learning library. Reading this will show you how machine learning has the power to change the way we work.

3. What is edge computing?

Nati Shalom has an interesting article about how edge computing is going to impact the next generation of IoT devices. In the article he explains why proximity matters and its implications for the future of cloud computing.

2. What's the current state of Linux distros for kids?

Jimmy Sjölund had a great article on the current state of Linux distros for kids. It's a wonderful “back to school” article in which he shares the status of six popular distros and then invites readers to share their own. A lively discussion follows.

1. A programmer's cleaning guide for messy sensor data

Number 1 article this week on is “A programmer's cleaning guide for messy sensor data." In the article, new writer Xavier Ho explains how to use Pandas and Python to clean up your data in this excellent step-by-step guide.

About the author

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 .