This course is more rewarding than I thought. The instructors give step by step explanation of the process also the syllabus of the course is just perfect, Highly recommended.
Goes into great detail on ways to actually use the code in sophisticated and useful ways. I feel like this course has started me on building a great python toolkit.
by Xuejie Z•
nice basic python course
by João F•
by Sebastian S•
The positives: I liked the design of the final project, and how users were encouraged to 'get out there' and find some interesting open source data sets. The lectures were well structured with good narratives and good examples.
The negatives: I would have liked a bit more focus on actual visualization libraries like matplotlib and maybe seaborn. When covering the data types (date, string, boolean etc.), it might be worth adding an extra week or so were these things are done with the help of the standard library pandas. I feel like this is what people will end up doing anyway bc there are so little alternatives in python to do processing, so a course on data processing should ideally cover that library.
by Ioana B•
The information learned in this course is very useful, for a beginner in data science. It is a very good introduction in working with python, extracting data-sets, defining features and plotting graphics.
What I didn't like at all is the engagement. Finishing the course was not satisfactory at all for me - even if I submitted my project on time, I didn't receive 3 reviews and I found the grading system very subjective. Knowing this, I would think twice about paying for this experience - what I learned can be found in free tutorials too, and only for the interaction with other users I don't think it is worth the price.
by Luciano G D•
I have to say this is a great course. I should rate like 5 stars. But the coursera way to assess the final projects is not correct. Your final score can't be decreased if you don't have any feedback about the reason. This is not a fair scoring system.
by Jonas J T•
Quick intro to data processing. More material on numpy and pandas would have been nice. Im still trying to figure out why the specialization mentions "Design Thinking". At least in this course...not a single design thinking concept was mentioned.
by Martin L•
This course overall is good but it really doesn't use the latest data manipulating library (Pandas). That needs to be added as that is what almost every Data Scientist in my company uses.
by Lam C V D•
Several important Data Science library like Pandas are not taught at all, codes are written in long winded matter when there are better coding ways to do
by Kotronis A•
very subjective assignments
by Olivia Z•
The notes are not very clear and no body is answering the students' questions.
by Luiz V K M•
it's not a intermediate level course, it's a really basic one
by Davide C•
The test scripts make no sense.
by Lucas O•
No clear instruction on how to download datasets. If we can't download the dataset, how are we suppose to proceed with the class.
by Matthias K•
I need to unenroll as I did not apply FA