Feb 03, 2016
"R Programming" forces you to dive in deep.\n\nThese skills serve as a strong basis for the rest of the data science specialization.\n\nMaterial is in depth, but presented clearly. Highly recommended!
Aug 12, 2019
Very challenging, but good course. I've been programming in R for over a year, but there were still some things for me to pick up in this class. Assignments were a challenge, but satisfying to tackle.
by Eric J•
Jul 12, 2016
Excellent course! I already knew a lot about R - but this class helped me solidify what I already knew, taught me lots of new tricks, and now I have a certificate that says I know `something' about R!
by Ong W J•
Oct 06, 2018
This course is tough if you have zero background in programming. I struggled alots especially in the last assignment.
Oct 24, 2018
The only feedback I have is that they should try to incorporate more examples (simple real world ones would be great) when explaining concepts in R, because otherwise it is quite dry. The things you learn in the individual lectures give you a very basic idea of the functionality without much insight on *why* its important or *how* it can be applied...I found most of my solutions/answers by googling and using swirl a bunch of times. However it is rewarding if you power through it and have A LOT of patience, especially if you are a beginner with no background in programming (like myself).
by SEEUN H•
Feb 04, 2019
Nice, but limited explanation for beginners.
by Yaw O•
Feb 02, 2019
Some concepts weren't clearly discussed
by Jacob T•
Apr 03, 2019
This is an excellent course but be warned, the programming assignments are difficult. If you do not have any coding experience, the assignments may be a bit challenging for you. But with the help of the internet and Github, you can complete them with no problems. The course content is great. All the videos and information are for beginners and are very helpful. The best part of the course was the swirl exercises it had you complete in R. Swirl exercises acquitted you with the programming needed for success in R. Overall it is a great course. Just understand that the programming assignments can be challenging for new timers.
by Kerryn A M•
Oct 08, 2018
I learnt a lot, but most assignments required me to look a lot of stuff up outside of the course. They say they have done this deliberately to encourage "hacker mentality". I agree that we need to learn how to cope on our own, but it ends up taking up hours of your time and seems like a pointless lesson. One reason for doing a course like this is so that you can have access to consolidated and trusted learning materials, which was not really provided. Having said that, the assignments are a good way to push yourself to learn R. But most of what you need to do the assignments will not be provided within the course.
by Matthew W•
Oct 05, 2018
The assignments were way beyond the scope of what was taught in the lectures.
by Nouran G•
Feb 14, 2019
Assignments are hard compared to the content
by El M•
Apr 09, 2019
very good course but you need much more time then announced to finish the assignments
by Jueyi S•
Jan 07, 2019
Tutorials are indispensible for students to complete the assignments.
by Suwei W•
Jan 02, 2019
I learned something, of course, in this course. But without previous experience in data science, I found it OK to understand the lectures, but always got lost in the coding assignments. I tried to finish it on my own, but it turns out I have to search everything online. I felt that there's a big gap between lectures and assignments.
by Sherif A•
Jan 01, 2019
Needs to be more interactive
by Kristofer R•
Oct 31, 2018
R Programming assignments were much more complex than what the tutorials taught. There was a very drastic jump between the two and was very difficult/frustrating to complete, especially for someone with no coding experience.
by Sotirios T•
Oct 14, 2018
Programming assignments are very hard (and in some cases irrelevant) based on the material presented and topics discussed
by Tareq R•
Sep 17, 2018
I think for a MOOC, this course could have used the power of video a lot more, listening to the videos that are basically voice over a slide , wasn't helpful at all, and if it wasn't for the book, I wouldn't learn anything.... if the videos were more illustrative and visual to explain certain concepts , that would have been much better
by Rushi P•
Apr 01, 2019
Gave to little instruction and expected the assignments to be completed based on very little instruction
by Benjamin L•
Dec 06, 2018
Don't expect so much... Lexical scoping will probably not be used by the majority of data scientists but the course expects you to research it yourself entirely and spend hours on hours on it, when the focus could have been placed on somewhere else!
"Mentors" are quick to respond to dissatisfaction at the course with comebacks but when students ask for help regarding assignments they are nowhere to be seen.
Watch all the lectures, enrol for 7 day trial, submit assignment 2 and 4, and ignore the rest. Don't let them trick your money!!! (PS I was like you at the beginning, I thought of paying for the course, doing a good job and getting a certificate, but trust me, this course is not worth it.)
by Jeremy T•
Sep 30, 2018
If I wanted to learn from outside source and "hack" my way through understanding, I would not be paying money for this course. I am paying money as I expect a smooth introduction and summary to the topic which it is not. I have taken classes in SQL and python on courser. Those were of better quality. I think this R class is one of the worst.
by Brian W•
Feb 20, 2017
Damn near worthless. The course material has significant gaps of information. The programming assignments require knowledge that isn't presented in the course. I had to Google my way through this entire course. I would not recommend it.
by John K•
Oct 08, 2017
Videos are difficult to follow along due to speaker.
by wang z•
Nov 19, 2017
by Akram A•
Jan 31, 2019
it's not good to explain only without practice or giving examples
by arif v•
Jan 26, 2019
the content of the course is rather irrelevant of the assignments, at least in terms of the hardness... also the presenter is substantially fast.
by Gebremeskel M W•
Dec 10, 2018
interactive, easy to learn course!