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.
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 Raymond P•
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•
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•
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•
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 Aldo F P•
Objectives are realistic and achieved at the end of the course. The time table could be improved, 4 weeks for completing the class seems too much. Maybe 2 weeks?
by Shalini R•
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•
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•
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•
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.
That's great class. The way it explained is very clear. However the class is a bit basic for me. I was expected to learn syntax of R ect., but still a goo one!
by Moshiqur R•
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•
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•
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•
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•
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•
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•
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•
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•
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.
by Vaibhav S•
The course is well structured, but I still feel that it lacks human touch as the documents are read out by a program. Looking forward to learning new skills.
by Najlaa S•
It was excellent course. I gained new information. I believe it need's hand on practice and base information for beginners who does not have any back ground.
by Asad R•
Overall Content was good but I'm actually disappointed by the tone of the videos by some computer voice which actually makes it more difficult to undertsand
by Mohit G•
Highly recommendable for beginners as you are going to get how to use the tools. I would recommend to go through this course before jumping to R programming
by Shivam J•
Covers all the basics. But yeah, just the very basics. Leaves a lot more to be learnt. I'm sure the upcoming courses in the specialization would be helpful
by Mauro S d S•
It was good - I think I would like a bit more on Github, but it gets covered in other courses. It shall have more material on the coverage of data science.