Apr 15, 2020
As a business student from Bangladesh who is aspiring to be a data analyst in near future, I love this course very much. The quizzes and assessments were the places to check how much I exactly learnt.
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.
by Kristin A•
Jun 08, 2017
A nice survey that you can complete over a weekend if you do it in a concentrated dose. It really is just an introduction, though, and it only scratches the surface.
by Calvin B•
Oct 16, 2016
Started out a bit slow with material that I felt was somewhat extraneous, but then got to the good part (hard part?) of installing R and getting it working with GIT.
by Lisa P•
Feb 06, 2016
This course is good if you have zero background in R and using GitHub. It'll walk you through installing what's necessary and give you basic tips on how to use them.
by Saptarshi M•
Jun 12, 2020
i am little weak at understanding things when taught for the first time. so understanding and learning about toolbox was little difficult due to the computer voice
by Dr A M•
May 15, 2020
It was fine, very technical in detail, but it was useful to learn about Rmarkdown.
I guess it is training from professionals how need linking to github and the like.
by Catherine K•
Feb 27, 2020
Very basic course to just install required tools, so if you're familiar with github and terminal, there's no much sense in it, and you can finish it in couple hours
by Pratyush D•
Apr 03, 2019
Gentle introduction to the basics. Delivered on the premise of the course. I would have appreciated more examples and practice questions to drive home the concepts.
by Daniel P•
Jun 22, 2018
Great course however it was not what I was looking for. I am interested in the business management area of data science. This course seems geared towards academics.
by Raymond P•
Nov 21, 2017
Short course that provides the foundation for the rest of the specialization. Helpful even for students who already have some experience with R and/or data science.
by Abhay S•
May 22, 2020
The course is well written but the videos are quite monotonous. Assignments are really well. Overall a good experience. Moving towards the next course. Thank you.
by Patricia Z•
Mar 11, 2018
Good introduction course! Really comprehensive -- which is really great, but parts of it can be too advanced so there are times when it's kind of hard to catch up!
by Erin R•
Feb 23, 2017
The lessons were very informative and well organized. I only wish the audio were louder for some of the videos from Jeff Leek. Other than that, excellent course.
by Shalini R•
Aug 01, 2020
The topic covered in "Data Science toolbox" section covers the basics of data science, Installation of R. RStudio and Git.
It is nicely done and easy to follow.
by Chris S•
Dec 19, 2018
I had prior limited knowledge of R and 'old' use of Git/Hub but this course offered a fast-track to refresh those skills in preparation for subsequent R courses.
by Allister G A•
Feb 06, 2016
The course was very helpful and instructions were concise and easy to understand. Great for those fumbling around to scour the net for which tools to start with.
by Mohammed A E•
Aug 16, 2017
A very good introductory course, However it requires a lot of personal research and reading to master the area, I believe more video excercises would be useful.
by Moshiqur R•
Jul 25, 2020
I was very excited about this course, learned a lot. But, it became boring in the middle. Although, it was good considering the reading materials to back me up
by Wutikorn R•
May 20, 2020
It's a little bit boring, since you have to study a lot of toolbox without seeing them in actions for a few days. Best to watch at faster speed x1.25 at least
by Ornella S•
Apr 19, 2019
The tutorial on github was not very clear to me, and the images used during the video and for the reading section were very blurry. Everything else was helpful
by Marcio C•
Aug 17, 2018
A very superficial overview of the main tools used by a data scientist. Recommendation: The course could have more content. The quality of the content is good!
by Bhagya G•
Mar 21, 2017
Helps install and set up the necessary software, but does require you to do bit of searching on the web to completely understand certain aspects of the course.
by Nitika S•
Feb 26, 2017
This Course is a great start for the specialization. The course is designed in a very thought manner so as to help a novice understand concepts easily. Thanks!
by Dev V•
Aug 08, 2016
Nice course, sets you up with the basics for R programming, and sets you up with all the tools. Basic introduction to Git makes it interesting.
by Dennis A•
Jun 05, 2016
Good introduction into basic data science tools and a nice starting point for the data science specialization. Yet, the certificate is a little bit overpriced.
by prateek l•
Jul 13, 2020
Good insight to the broad subject of R and analytics, only reservation if the video lectures could have been delivered by some person and not automated voice.