Apr 06, 2018
Data Structures was really interesting over all, also assignments are quite challenging. It's important to consult the external references & discussion forums if you want to get the best of it.
Nov 23, 2019
The lectures and the reading material were great. The assignments are challenging and require thought before attempting. The forums were really useful when I got stuck with the assignments
Apr 14, 2017
Algorithms in lectures were useless to programming assignment
by Marcin W•
Apr 15, 2016
The fact that test cases are not available is extremely frustrating and time consuming. I absolutely disagree with the instructors about the reason why test cases are hidden.
Learning new complex things is time consuming, it is essential, and it is ok. Without this time spent you wouldn't have learned even half of what you've learned while trying to find your mistakes yourself. Also, the testing techniques presented here are indispensable in the real life, and many learners of the Algorithmic Toolbox course have already confirmed this
Hello Mr. Levin,
First please forgive me for communicating with you in this place. I am not sure if there is a direct way to answer you, but I believe you will have access to my response.
I entirely agree with what you said that this needs time and I do not mind spending time learning new things. That is why I am here in the first place. But I think that hiding the test sets misplaces the balance where this time is being spend.
Let me give you an example: week 3 – hash chains - assignment no. 2. I wrote the app, submitted this and it failed on test no. 5. Having generated tons of test cases I was nowhere closer as all looked good, but still failed your engine. As it turned out the problem was not with the algorithm implemented but with the presentation layer. ‘Check x’ command when x is not found in the hash table should return blank line and my program returned nothing. I could not find this in the specification hence lots of hours trying to figure out the solution.
It was not a bug with the program, it was the problem how the data is presented. I do not mind spending time developing solutions to the assignments. I would love if there were more advanced (even optional) problems to solve but I want to spend this time on the algorithm and solving the task rather than trying to figure out how to display the data.
Please, do not get me wrong, I absolutely adore the course, lectures are brilliant and my opinion should be regarded as a constructive criticism even if you do not agree with me. Thank you again for what you are doing.
by Dhiraj K P•
Mar 02, 2019
Good Course for Knowledge
by Cameron H•
Mar 11, 2019
Excellent course. Great coverage of data structures. Good practice questions and explanatory videos.
by Hakim T•
Mar 01, 2019
by Adel F•
Dec 11, 2018
Lots of fun problems to solve. To get the most of this course, solve every single problem. Good content, not enough sample problem on tree.
by Сергей С•
Mar 02, 2019
It was difficult in using of pseudocode in my code
by Morozov A•
Jan 14, 2019
Cool course, that describes essential of main data structures and explains their characteristics, use cases and realization. Strongly recommended for software engineers!
by Swastik R•
Jan 17, 2019
Excellent course for those who want to be strong in algorithms
by Satish K P•
Feb 02, 2019
This course provides very good insights into data structures. The instructors are very good and gave concise and clear explanations for all the concepts. I have enjoyed working on all the assignments. The were challenging and made me apply all the concepts I learned .
by Ashutosh A B•
Dec 29, 2018
It is an amazing course. I had real fun doing it. Thank you course developers!
Dec 14, 2018
I really enjoyed learning stacks, queues, hash, heap, trees etc in this course. the videos and slides are very practical and informative with large no. of figures which really helped me in understanding how a particular algorithm is working and how it is efficient. every quiz contains very good conceptual questions related to a particular topic. some of them are tricky . each question has its own flavor and it really helped me to clear my doubts. Completing an assignment is really a challenge and i felt good each time when i passed a particular assignment.
by Pradyumn A•
Jan 03, 2019
This course helped me clear a lot of doubts as well as it introduced me to many useful things with their implementation. I must say this course is one of the best courses available on Coursera. Thanks to great instructors who helped me a lot.
by Gudipudi M•
Jan 05, 2019
It is great oppurtunity for a student like me in remote areas.I thank Coursera for the quality education it has been providing.
by Vedant P•
Jan 10, 2019
Good combination of Theory and Application.
by Prateek A•
Feb 13, 2019
Wonderful course. Test cases are pretty impressive. Loved it :)
by Vitali L•
Feb 24, 2019
Great course, specially for beginners, thanks a lot for the material!
by Saurabh C•
Feb 27, 2019
Perfect course for learning more about fundamental data structures, except for presentations on few difficult topics like splay trees, where explanations can be made more elaborate!
by Aditya R•
Mar 16, 2019
It is a must course for anyone who wants to excel in computer science field, and this course will help in every possible way from easy explanation of topics to effective assessment along with helpful discussions.
Thanks for creating such a wonderful course.
by Vadim S•
Mar 18, 2019
The course gives a very good explanation about trees, maps and and lists. Must have for any software developer!
by Laxmi T•
Mar 20, 2019
by Dheepak J•
Mar 14, 2019
A) An eye opener course in my regards which is really well curated and organized.
B) I had gone had to learn a good deal of knowledge and software wisdom from this course that I highly RECOMMEND this to others.
C) Enroll into it and try to finish the assignments on time and I am sure you will end up seeing the results yourself...
" Well Done San Diego team"
by MITHLESH K•
Dec 12, 2018
I got too much to learn. All helped me alot.
We love you all.
by KENTARO M•
Mar 31, 2019
good for me
by Suman K•
Apr 02, 2019
Best course to clear your Concept