Sep 08, 2017
It was really insightful, coming from knowing almost nothing about statistics or experimental design, it was easy to understand while not feeling shallow. Just the right amount of information density.
Apr 24, 2018
This course was a good intro especially in setting all the necessary software for future courses. I suggest to read the manuals, books and other readings the profs suggest. The resources are helpful.
by Illan W•
Jun 05, 2019
Lectures are ridiculously boring, especially without having any video cam component to bring stimulation to the class.
by Shyam D•
Jun 27, 2019
exercises given don't follow the course line
by Rose G•
Jul 11, 2019
Not that interesting, but gives you the basis to install R and git
by Eric J S•
Aug 06, 2019
Very basic course. Poorly motivated, material presented without an effort to demonstrate why. This is not entirely out of place in this intro course, but it permeates the entire program. Difficulty poorly controlled, projects and quizzes much more advanced than lectures.
by Ignacio J S•
May 23, 2017
The course is extremely introductory and even though it may lead you to references you may use to self-teach yourself, it is not worth taking a four weeks course for a one week content. At the end of the week you will have about three new programs installed in your computer and no idea on how to use them for practical situations. Although it's intended as introductory, it surpasses that barrier to mere spectacle.
by Amir N•
Jun 21, 2017
A little bit vague, could use more practice using git and git hub.
by Daniel P•
Sep 09, 2019
In my opinion, the content of this course is too basic and little bit of topic for the data scientist specialization. Of course it is useful to be able to use git, shell etc. but I believe that most of the people already know those and the rest of the students can be redirected to relevant study material. All in all, there was about 90 minutes of relevant study in this course.
by Ashish S•
Jan 24, 2017
by amaru f•
Apr 25, 2018
i think was ok to start up
by Claude R•
Mar 05, 2017
A very big difficulty for me, French people who uses to speak english everyday for may work is that :
1) Teachers don't do any effort to speak slower and to articulate
2) As with all other courses I've attended in english, it's impossible to read a transcription, even in english, while reading slides.
Slides are not sufficient by themselves, i.e. without commentary beside. The workaround I've used is to print french translation or english transcription and read it, trying to guess which part suited with which slide ...
For a non-free course, it's not really professional ...
by Rebecca P•
Jun 27, 2016
This course is not very "beginner friendly"
by Marek D•
Mar 08, 2016
Nice introduction but actually very little content
by Thong K C•
Oct 13, 2016
by Andrew T•
Jan 04, 2018
Basic setup of R and Git.
Prefer Treehouse's integrated workshop structure for tasks like these and/or youtube.
by Anit B•
Jun 27, 2016
Introductory Course mostly around installation and setup for the other courses in Specializations
by Brian F•
Jun 15, 2017
This course is very basic and takes nowhere near 1 month. I spent about 3 hours in total on it.
by xuwei l•
Sep 22, 2016
a bit too simple to be a paid course
by Tribs S•
Sep 08, 2016
I thought this was very very basic
by Thiên P T N•
Jan 30, 2016
It is generally good course, but I feel it is just a combination of very little tools, skills and ideas. I believe it is quite complicate for me to understand, esspecial git and github. I think it is better to combine this course in other courses where you need it.
by Amy-Louise S•
Sep 24, 2018
The lectures were very uninspiring for the most part and I felt that my practical understanding was poor. The forums were also not particularly helpful as I saw Moderators mocking students for asking valid questions based on their inexperience with Data Science. I spent most of my time finding better tutorials on YouTube, so really.... I have a certificate but don't owe much of that to the course in question. It only becomes worse as the complexity increases with the rest of the Courses in this Specialization.
by Heather G•
Mar 21, 2016
This should not be its own course, as it would be pretty useless if you were doing it on its own without doing any of the other courses. The end of course project literally being just to make a Github account and download R-studio could be quickly covered in the first week of the other courses.
by Selina H•
Apr 12, 2016
It's more a preview than an actual class.
by Paolo A•
Nov 07, 2016
I didnt learn anything about data science. I could have learned how to install all those tools by myself
by John B•
Nov 12, 2018
Horrible explanation regarding push and pull requests. Would not recommend this course to my friends.
by Самойленко К В•
Jan 08, 2019
A lot of common information, no real examples. may be OK os introdaction, but for scilled student useless. Bunch of very short videos — I'd prefer to see it as a text tutorial