Dec 26, 2018
Very Very Rigorous Course for a beginner on R language and because of its nature, after completing just one course, I feel like I have gained a lot of knowledge and also familiarity with R language.
Jun 18, 2019
A very good course to read and get the valuable content of R language. This is for the students who want to learn and practice the basic and some intermediate concepts of data manipulation.
by KEVIN E A C•
Apr 30, 2017
It was very dificul, i think yoou need to improve the example you give the the students and be more interactive
by Juan A•
Feb 15, 2017
The instructors did nothing. They did not even respond to a single question through the entirety of the course. The information in the readings was helpful though.
by Elliott S•
Mar 03, 2017
I feel that the training could be more extensive prior to assignments. The assignments often cause me to randomly search packages for correct functions to use and how to apply proper syntax, etc.
by Nick B•
Nov 01, 2017
There HAS to be mentors/instructors around to assist with syntax questions during this process.
by Haoyu Z•
Apr 29, 2017
The instruction from the first three weeks does not sufficiently prepare me for the final project.
by Shahab E•
Oct 16, 2017
There is no relation between the readings and assignments. At the first video they mentioned that this course is designed for students with few programming experience(not in R!!). I have 10 years of programming experience with R, and I am sure that this course needs at least many years of programming experience with R.
The funny part of this course is that, they have just copied some part of an advanced R book, but they ask some simple introductory questions.
I am completely confused with this course :(
by Feng J•
Jun 19, 2017
The problem set is well-designed but the prompt and the wording could be misleading for non-native speakers.
by John E•
Dec 11, 2017
If I didn't already have experience in R, and with tidyR in particular, I'm not sure this course would have been that helpful. As it was, it was a good review.
by Saif A K•
Apr 15, 2018
good course ,, but alot of readings :(
by virginia b•
Oct 02, 2018
Wrong tutorial on swirl that obliges you to follow the course twice to get the code for the quix and to take the points to go on
by Prakhar P•
May 14, 2019
This is a refresher course for someone who already knows R. For anyone starting to learn R and Data Science, Data Science Specialization is a good curriculum to start with.
by KEVIN A F•
Jul 08, 2019
The course difficulty abruptly increased in the last week.Especially with the last quiz. A swirl exercise before the quiz would have been helpful.
by Tim L•
Sep 05, 2019
There are a lot of typos, spelling errors, and oftentimes you need to do your fair share of StackExchange, forum, or book research to get an answer. I learned a lot, I just wish it was better organized. You'll learn more experimenting yourself than you will from the class.
by Nate W•
Sep 26, 2019
low production value at times, frustrating errors in the course data and instructions, but got me there in the end
by Craig N•
Oct 11, 2019
While I learned much from this course, I would say that the readings contained enough type-o's and broken links that it became slightly annoying. Also, the final Quiz was much more difficult than the readings/practice that came before it.
Jul 11, 2018
The free book R for Data Science by Garrett Grolemund andHadley Wickham is a much better structured introduction! see http://r4ds.had.co.nz/
by Zdenek K•
Nov 15, 2016
The first course of the specialization is very simple. The specialization was announced to be on an intermediate level but at the same time, you need to spend money on a very basic course with swirl assignments pretty much copying the course content. The good thing is that it includes very modern approaches to data analysis and new packages. The second course is much better, nevertheless.
by Paul H•
Oct 28, 2017
I found the final project very very difficult as weeks 1 to 3 did not cover sufficient practice of the libraries which were to be used. That having been said, the project was achievable when you spent 20 hours on it. I posted several questions to the forum and received no answers.
by Arthur G•
Jun 14, 2017
by savvas s•
Aug 28, 2017
just links to a webpage... no support from the mentors no support form coursera... you can use your money more wisely..
by Alexander D H•
May 15, 2018
Felt lost during the final, the course was not well suited to the end quiz
by Trenton H•
Apr 04, 2017
There's not much substance. Also, considering there is not video the course seems very non-interactive. Its nice to see the instructors speak and work through examples. Hoping this course was just a quick primer for the R newbies.
by Kayley A•
Mar 22, 2018
This course has some useful information, but it is far from polished, and it is unclear who the class is truly designed for. The readings have a number of formatting issue and typos. I was disappointed that this class did not utilize lecture videos or practice exercises. There is not enough opportunity to reinforce the material through practice, which turns the assessments into abrupt roadblocks. If I wanted to spend most of my time just reading about R, I could have bought a book instead. Compared to other courses I have taken on Coursera, this class had fewer features, less content, and seemed much less thought out.
by Teresa O•
Jun 10, 2017
This was a terrible course. It starts off extremely basic in Week 1 which makes you feel like a rock star. Week 2 becomes extremely difficult then Week 3 easy again. Week 4 ends up being nearly impossible. I find that there is foundational material that the course does not cover. Nor does it provide guidance or familiarity with the material that it then tests you on. You end up having to do a lot of googling for functions to learn certain rules. It isn't designed well.
by Jessica G•
May 07, 2018
This was a nice introduction to R for someone who has had previous programming experience. However, many of the lessons had simple grammatical errors in them, which is just unprofessional. Many of the swirl lessons were just the online material repeated, so reading the lessons then doing the swirl lesson was massive repetition. Also, many of the swirl "lessons" were merely "Type this in and see what happens!" which doesn't really teach anything. Finally, the final quiz material had spaces in the column headings which was fixable but added a level of monotony and inconvenience that was not needed.