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 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.
by sharraf t•
Aug 02, 2020
the robotic voice got a bit annoying towards the end of the course, but overall i like the course and found it informative, cant wait to continue with the specialization .
by Willie C•
Jan 22, 2020
This course is fairly rudimentary, but it does a really nice job of getting you all set up with the tools you'll need to tackle the rest of the Data Science specialization
by Hannah B•
Jun 04, 2019
The part where GitHub, Git and R are connected was very interesting. However, as a fairly experienced R user and scientist, I wish I could have skipped some of the parts.
by Luis E R R•
Apr 30, 2020
I found this course to be quite useful, albeit introductory. I kind of was hoping for more material. Nevertheless, for a beginner, I believe it is completely appropiate.
by Neha S•
Oct 10, 2016
Good start for the beginners especially for people new to the data science. Topic are not covered in depth but as its just a introductory course so its totally fine..
by Alex B•
Aug 26, 2019
Well explained, step by step instructions on how to install and use the tools
Potential to improve: use more visuals in de instructions (many times now it is only text)
by Mark M•
Jul 01, 2018
Provides a good overview of what will be learned in the Data Science specialization. Good introduction to the software tools required and how to set them up correctly.
by Luis A V C•
Mar 10, 2016
Basic tools for shareing and develop that right now I don´t consider usefull. In the other hand, the content is well explained so right now I new how to use new tools.
by Bhargava P•
Jun 23, 2017
I think it did give a bit of an overview but I expected a little more stuff on actual Data Science and not on how the course actually works...
But good start.
by Donovan W•
Mar 18, 2018
Good for getting started, installing the necessary software. Wish github commands and markdown were explained a bit more, but that is likely done in a later course.
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.