Python, Raspberry Pi howtos, R programming counterculture, Linux containers, and more

Python, Raspberry Pi how-tos, R programming counterculture, Linux containers, and more

Our weekly roundup of reader favorites includes a great mix of handy how-tos.

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Last week Python, Raspberry Pi, Linux, containers, and Kubernetes dominated our list of reader favorites.

This week, you'll see lots of extra Raspberry Pi love on our site. We're also giving away a Raspberry Pi arcade gaming kit, so don't miss your chance to enter the giveaway.

Here's the list of reader favorites from March 5-11:

  1. Getting started with Python for data science, by Payal Singh
  2. Host your own email with projectx/os and a Raspberry Pi, by Nolan Leake
  3. You got your VM in my container, by Josh Berkus
  4. Tips for top: Monitoring CPU load on Linux, by David Clinton
  5. Exploring free and open web fonts, by Nathan Willis
  6. A glimpse into R counterculture, by Samuel Lurie
  7. A curiosity for Linux leads to an unexpected career, by Kedar Vijay Kulkarni
  8. 3 open source tools for scientific publishing, by Paul Shannon
  9. How to create a cron job with Kubernetes on a Raspberry Pi, by Chris Short
  10. How to set up a print server on a Raspberry Pi, by Jim Hall

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Rikki Endsley
Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is a community manager and editor for In the past, she worked as the community evangelist on the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team at Red Hat; a freelance tech journalist; community manager for the USENIX Association; associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN, and Ubuntu User; and as the managing editor of Sys Admin magazine and Follow her on Twitter at: @rikkiends.