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  1. The latest version of Julia has been released with what has been described as a sweeping overhaul of the type system and numerous improvements to syntax and to the standard library.

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  2. All programming languages have to give you ways of modifying the flow of control -  making loops, conditional execution and so on. Kotlin uses a fairly traditional approach, but there are some exceptionally nice touches that if used correctly can make your programs much easier to understand.

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  3. Author: Julian Gamble
    Publisher: Addison-Wesley
    Pages: 288
    ISBN: 978-0321927736
    Print: 0321927737
    Kindle:B016QDCNRC
    Audience: Clojure programmers
    Rating: 4 
    Reviewer: Alex Artmstrong

    A cookbook for a difficult language like Clojure - can that work?

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  4. An update to the Raspberry Pi version of Linux, Raspbian, has an unexpected extra - the ability to run Scratch 2.0 locally, without the need for a browser connection, and with custom extensions which allows the user to control the Pi’s GPIO pins. 

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  5. This practical guide explains how to apply various statistical methods to data science, tells you how to avoid their misuse, and gives you advice on what's important and what's not. Authors Peter Bruce and Andrew Bruce show how many data science resources incorporate statistical methods but lack a deeper statistical perspective.

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