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.
Jul 22, 2017
Great Primer for what Data Science is about. It also provides the infrastructure of tools needed. This was what I was after, a way to provide other data scientist hardware and infrastructure support.
by Doug E•
Jul 28, 2016
by Chloe B•
Aug 29, 2016
The course is fine, however its more an introduction than a course. The course in itself doesn't teach much, should have been the first week of subsequent courses. I went through all 4 weeks in 1 week, the whole course is mostly about downloading different tools and signing up for accounts.
What I didn't like is that the teachers seem to be really concerned about their reputation and workload. Its repeated several times that you shouldn't email the teachers with questions and that online questions should be of a certain standard, its understandable but its a bit patronizing. I think teachers should be available for questions, even if its only through the forum (which they are) Its understandable that there are a lot of students so direct emails might overwhelm but that's just part of the job, we pay for the course, we should also get support when its not working for us.
Overall I wouldn't advise taking this course if you aren't taking it as part of the specialization.
by OMEED R•
Dec 30, 2016
I mean, it's replicated in the next classes, and it has silly questions in the practice quizzes. It's not worth it. Just kill this.
by Hugo R•
Sep 29, 2017
Isn't very usefull, I'm impatient to start the R programming courses.
by Andrew W•
Apr 20, 2017
Very, very, very basic intro. The entire 4 weeks could have (and should have) been condensed into 1 week.
by Lyn S•
Aug 10, 2017
Not bad, but certainly not good. I cannot believe there is a style of teaching where you never get to see the best way to do something. I can slog thru the programming, but I doubt it's the best way to do something, but I never get to see how something should have been done.
by Karan B•
Oct 09, 2017
Very average do not feel I learnt much. Still not sure if it's over or not since i've submitted a peer review assignment and cannot go any further.
by Lang Y•
Oct 25, 2017
Too little content. Can finish the entire course in a few hours. Could be compressed into the first week of a course
by Brendan L•
Mar 28, 2017
Very basic course, I was able to complete the 4 weeks on content in a weekend. I would recommend skipping this module and moving directly to the R Programming course.
by Tarik G•
Apr 28, 2018
I can see that the lecturer's intention was giving an overview by mentioning all different topics, however, it just got me confused. I wish it was more into a solo topic. It would be great if it was given only git/github lectures, so we, the students, can be more comfortable when it comes to uploading files in the following courses. I see in the discussion forums that github is a problem for most of the students in the forums.
by Daniel J R•
Jun 20, 2018
Not very engaging videos. Superficial introduction to the mechanics of some tools without providing much context. Final submission did not work per video explanation. Need a more engaging presenter. Not quite at the level of Prof. Ng's Machine Learning course which I realy enjoyed and learned a lot from.
by Luis C•
Mar 24, 2019
it is a good course but need to show more examples of R. the course should show more empirice examples of the functions of R.
by ping c•
Apr 09, 2019
The video wasn't very effective.
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 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
by Lia L•
Feb 19, 2019
I really don't like the automated videos.
by Diego V B P•
Mar 11, 2019
"You passed this course! Your grade is 100.00%."
I feel like I have not learned much.
Even though I have taken 100%, as you can see above, the course tackles very little programming. And the final project, it asks to do some activities, but when looking at the forum, I saw that what was talked about, had a level of knowledge that the course had not taught. But worst of all, was receiving financial help from 1/9 courses. Would not it be for the whole course? They are complementary. What will I do with 1 certified course, which as you can see my complaint above, I have not learned anything?
by Thomas V•
Dec 15, 2018
Oct 04, 2018
Low quality, I didn't learn anything really.
by George K B•
Aug 05, 2018
A lot of information without practice
by Ivan Y•
Oct 26, 2017
The course contains almost no valuable information. It is not required to spend 4 weeks for it.