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 Zain K•
Feb 08, 2016
This course was a great start. It was simple enough to follow, I guess the real deal is in future courses. Definitely leaves a good impression for the rest of the specialization!
by Lauri G•
Dec 20, 2018
While this course is basic, it tells everything you need for the following ones. I'd add some more Git basics (other than read their documentation which is indeed a good point).
by mayank t•
Oct 20, 2016
awesome course for learning data science and R.It is really helpful for beginners who wanna start or learn data science.Recommended for anyone who knows basic programming ideas.
May 25, 2019
Class was cool. I have meaning to learn how to use git, github etc. I think version control is very valuable. That is definitely the thing that I got most out of this course.
by N S C R•
Mar 09, 2019
This course helps to understand the usage of R with RStudio and Git integration with RStudio.
I Recommend this course to all those aspirants who are moving towards Data Science.
by Rushil K•
Mar 04, 2018
Everrything is good but how do I access some links in the video. The PDF files I download, also don't seem to have it. Unless it is a problem with my adobe reader - let me know
by Solange M T Y•
Nov 15, 2017
I liked very much, brought lots of information according to Data Science. Thanks! I appreciate a lot the first course and preparing myself to participate of the others courses.
by Connor H•
Sep 18, 2017
Maybe a little slow if you already have some technical exposure, but pretty straight forward and easy to follow if you don't. A well balanced class in my not so humble opinion.
by Rafael d R S•
May 16, 2017
This course is great, mainly for people without any experience in the field as it is very basic and introductory, I'm very anxious to see how we are going to advance from here!
by miguel G•
Mar 06, 2017
This course is the first step to dive into the data science course. One finds a lot of videos about how to create and use the tools to carry out the specialization. Great job!
by Zhou C•
Jan 14, 2018
Great first course of the whole specialization! This basic one is very important for later study because "Grinding a chopper will not hold up the work of cutting firewood" : )
by Rian D•
Jan 08, 2018
Great overview to all the skills and applications we will be using later in the Data Science Specialization. It is brief but was great to get an overview of R, github, etc ...
by Jan K•
Mar 07, 2017
Nice introduction to many basic tools and concepts that are substantial to the work of a data scientist. Also, a good start for a person encountering MOOC for the first time.
by Ayesha S•
Jan 04, 2017
Thorough grounding in the basics. Even a novice like me could grapple with it, even though it did not come naturally, all the information was accessible for tasks. Thank you.
by Bhargava B•
Feb 16, 2018
This is an introductory course. This helps those who are starting from the absolute basis level, and the course does a good job with regard to getting the feel of the tools.
Dec 02, 2017
Great Introductory course on Data Science. Would have been better if it covered a little more. But as the first course in the specialization, it covers all the basic fields.
by Ozgur O C•
Jan 04, 2017
Fantastic introduction to a topic I always found daunting. Thanks to everyone involved for preparing such an informative and soft approach to a hard topic like data science.
by Jonathan L•
Jun 11, 2016
Very simplistic and could be covered in a handout as part of another course. Unfortunate that this is a requirement of the specialization, otherwise I would have skipped it.
by Prem K S•
Jun 16, 2019
Interactive, informative, valuable course for beginners who wants to make career in data science and analysis. Learned data analysis tools and introduction on data science.
by Eduardo A R A•
Dec 31, 2017
Very nice course to present a panorama of what is data science as well as the main tools used. I strongly recommend buy the "Elements of Data analytics style" From J. Leek.
by Shashikesh M•
May 16, 2017
This was a great experience for me, I would personally recommend every data science aspirant to take this course before starting with programming in R or Python language.
by Mikkel H J•
Mar 17, 2017
Give a brief and concise introduction to many of the tools a data scientists should be familiar with. It serves as a good starting point for someone getting into the field.
Apr 04, 2016
As a novice to data science, this was an excellent introduction into the (very) basics behind how to get started in the field. Great way to begin an education in this area.
by Rakshit A•
Sep 09, 2018
An excellent course to start data science, it will clear all your doubts and help you to know main points related to data science and tool any data scientist would require
Sep 09, 2019
This course is beautifully designed to introduce to the very basic concepts of how Data science courses begin. This is very much a Toolbox for an aspiring Data Scientist.