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 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 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 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.
by AUNG K•
Dec 02, 2016
Not worth 29$ considering you could take away very little from this course.
by Deleted A•
Jun 12, 2017
The first week has one assignment: a five question quiz that reviews the syllabus, course/program design and purpose. As someone with multiple degrees and a PhD significant other - both of us work, and are successful, in data analysis and research. My career is centered around Business Intelligence. I was hoping to engage a program that would help me develop R programming skills and build my skill set. After watching all the videos twice, taking notes, completing almost five hours of online research into the topics that I encountered during my first attempt at the quiz, having my significant other review the topics & questions with me, I still failed to pass the quiz after ten attempts. Hence, a syllabus quiz is my roadblock to moving forward in the program. This is not pride, I am not imagining myself to be a genius who is insulted by this failure. Frankly, no one is stupid enough to have not been able to comprehend a syllabus and course desi
by Isaac A G•
Apr 23, 2016
It has almost no content and isn't actually useful. I've heard later classes in the series are way tougher, so the ramp up isn't at all good.
by Alexandru B•
Feb 01, 2016
Very short and just a basic overview on how to install a few tools that most of them I already had installed. All this course content could be packed into an introductory lesson instead of having to pay for it. I abandoned the specialisation because of this, I know it's a big business but at least you need to offer some value for the money
by Luke S•
Jun 04, 2016
Way too basic for the price - almost no content - this is just setup - I resent paying for setup instructions.
by Valentin D•
Jan 19, 2016
Completely useless. Just a number of boring videos of what you may possibly learn in Data Science Specialization.
by Pablo A•
Feb 15, 2016
Too basic content.
I have not learned anything with this course (installing R and RStudio should not be part of exercises or lectures).
I hope R programming course will be better
by Jorge G B T•
Jul 10, 2016
Complete waste of time. This should be a course on its own, and much less be charged for. This should have been the 1st week of an actual class. This only dealt with installing a couple of software tools. Hopefully the following courses will teach something worthwhile.
by Kishan S•
May 06, 2018
It was useless for me; as i have used R studio previously
by Steve B•
Jun 06, 2018
There is imply not much substance here. Everything here can honestly be integrated into other courses or offered as a free overview course of what data science is.
by Dimosthenis S•
May 13, 2016
This course was a loss of time and money. Except from week 3 material, the rest can be found on the internet and should be required by everyone who wants to take that specialization. This course doesn't worth it, it's just to take extra money from anyone who wants to learn about Data Science.
by Amlan D•
May 22, 2016
This should not be a course in itself
by Andre P•
May 03, 2016
most part of this course is a duplicate of the "R programming" course.
microphone/sound of the teacher quality is very bad.
not original, boring, dividing this in "4 weeks" is too ridiculously long, this should be done in 1 week to enable users to take more time for the "R programming".
this course should be free. don't lose too much time on it, it's doable in a day or a weekend and move on to "R programming".
asking for so much money to see how to install R and github is a shame.
feels like this course has been added just to have a round number for the specialization.
even the survey in the end asking for feedback starts with a question not adapted to moment it's been asked "did you get a certificate?" of course i did not as i've just finish the course and now wait for my peers to review my final submission.
by Hsiang-Yu Y•
May 25, 2017
I don't have comment on the data scientist's toolbox. However, the payment mechanism of coursera is terribly designed.
I was continually paying the course without pre notice. The worse thing is, the coursera doesn't return the money after I cancel. At the same time, they don't allow me to enter the class. Really terrible.