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Ralph:
I tried searching the forum for Raspberry Pi related info but found none.  About a month ago I started playing with a Pi, at first to learn Python programming. It wasn't long before a list of possible uses was staggering.  Alarms, weather monitoring, encryption (which started this new journey), and automated garden irrigation to mention a few.  I am still at my beginning stages, connecting sensors, recording their readings, and using outputs to control a relay. Soon, putting my little modules together will begin to make something useful.  Connecting a SDR to the Pi is another future project.  The list keeps growing!

Another project I'll eventually get to is an air gapped Pi dedicated to encryption.  So, are there any Pi users out there? 

Ralph:
I don't know why, but a new search pulled up a number of Pi related posts I'll have to go through.

Smurf Hunter:
Is there a particular problem you want to solve?

In general terms, a Raspi can do what a PC can do.  e.g. python would work the same in either case.
Are you running Linux (Ubuntu or similar) or something else?

If you get into technical questions, it's free to ask :D

fritz_monroe:
I have several Raspberry Pis around the house.  I build stuff that other people have already done, I don't have the time or expertise to build from scratch.

My network is mostly Ubiquiti's Unifi gear.  The way to manage it is to use Unifi Controller software.  I have this running on a RasPi.

I have a Raspberry Pi running PiHole.  It's basically a DNS server that blocks ads.

I have another running RasPlex, but since I've moved over to GoogleTV, it doesn't get much use.

Also have one running straight Raspian.  It will eventually run AcuParse.  This will have my weather station connected to it to send the data to Wunderground.

That's it at the moment.

I recommend listening to the Mini PC Podcast to get some ideas of what to do with them.

surfivor:
 Python can also be used for big data analysis and machine learning

 Here are some books in PDF format on Raspberry Pi

http://www.stilson.net/documentation/raspberrypi/Raspberry%20Pi%20Cookbook.pdf

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/Beginners_Guide_v1.pdf

https://tentacle.net/~prophet/raspberrypi/Raspberry%20Pi%20Projects%20For%20Dummies.pdf

https://people.cs.clemson.edu/~yfeaste/cybersecurity/CPSC424/project/RaspberryPiTutorial.pdf


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other python books:

natural language processing with Python:

https://theswissbay.ch/pdf/Gentoomen%20Library/Programming/Python/Natural%20Language%20Processing%20with%20Python%20%282009%29.pdf

Big Data with Python:

https://tanthiamhuat.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/pythondatasciencehandbook.pdf


Machine learning with Python:

https://pythonizame.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Book/machine-learning-python-essential-techniques-predictive-analysis/file/008c0aac-9784-11e5-964d-04015fb6ba01.pdf


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Raspberry Pi is apparently designed as a learning tool

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote teaching of basic computer science in schools and in developing countries

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