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.
автор: Alan Z•
May 29, 2016
The course is basic, and quite simple. Some might say too simple. I think it should be about 1 week long. I already knew all the things going into it so it was easy to finish it over two days.
автор: Joseph S•
Feb 01, 2020
The theoretical part of the course is good, but the quizz questions were simplistic and very hastily prepared. I would recommend this course as an optional module and not as a graded course.
автор: Constantin S•
Feb 10, 2016
It's a very basic introduction. Would be nice to have the option to skip it for more advanced students.
Also the recorded lectures are really quite, so you have to turn up the speaker a lot.
автор: Pratheek G•
Nov 16, 2017
Good Introduction to the basic tool set, Can be bit more comprehensive by giving an overview of other tools available to do the same operations and also why this tool set has been chosen.
автор: Fraida L•
Nov 25, 2016
There wasn't much to learn that I didn't already know. There was a lot of talk but no real practical application (I guess except for github for people that didn't know how to use that).
автор: Olexandra M•
Nov 27, 2017
This course coud have been provided as intro to R programming course or it could be just planned for 1 week. Anyway, overall it was ok though not yet extremely intense or informative.
автор: Lauren O•
Apr 13, 2017
It was a good overview. I understand that it’s really just a quick intro into upcoming specialization courses. I wouldn’t take it alone. But I’m excited for the rest of the courses!
автор: Emmanuel A•
Jul 10, 2020
I got a brief understanding of R. Better something than nothing. The problem is, they need to update their lectures. This would be less confusing and more convenient for students.
Feb 07, 2018
Make it more illustrative.. The examples are very less and not explained properly for beginner. Assignments should be more practical. There must be a tutor to clarify the query.
автор: Abhijit H D•
Sep 25, 2017
A good attempt to give introduction on basic Data Science tools though most videos end abruptly which spoils the seamless navigation experience. Maybe the team can work on this.
автор: Justin B•
Sep 15, 2016
Good introduction, but the professor could have been more descriptive about how to use git/github. These are new concepts for people so it may be difficult to grasp right away.
автор: James S•
Mar 28, 2017
Probably a good course if you aren't terribly familiar with GIT or some form of version control. It also helps to get all the tools in place to be ready for the other courses.
автор: Jeff J•
May 25, 2020
I understand the rationale for the auto-voiced videos, but I wasn't crazy about it. More importantly, I didn't understand why the text-only versions can't be used on an iPad.
автор: George C•
Jul 05, 2017
Good outline but perhaps a bit slow going when a lot of people want to get into coding as quickly as possible- could some of the git instructions come further down the line?
автор: Peter P•
Mar 05, 2019
The automated videos have seriously reduced the value for money for this course. With thousands of students, surely you can spend a bit more time making this presentable.
автор: Christian B•
Jan 15, 2018
Good course for an absolute beginner, but much too light if you have any experience at all with data science or programming. Entire course completed in just a few hours.
автор: breana m•
Aug 11, 2016
It is a good intro course to get set up with everything you may need for future courses, but it's not necessary if you are already a little familiar with github and R.
автор: Chaitanya A•
Jun 22, 2017
The assignments were too simple to solve. Maybe 1 or 2 graded questions on Git/GitHub could have been added considering the importance of its usage in future courses.
автор: Chrissie J•
Feb 01, 2016
I enjoyed the start up course and look forward to more, but am battling to figure out how to sign-up for the next step all roads seem to force me back to the Toolkit.
автор: Sam K•
Jan 22, 2019
Nice to have a place to get all the tools setup but it's also harder to feel like it's worthwhile when there are no applications for any of the things we installed.
автор: José A d C F•
Sep 22, 2019
I think final assignment can be improved. For example, the assignment implies that you know how to generate a codebook.md and the video classes doesn't teach that.
автор: Juan I Z M•
Dec 06, 2017
For people that are new to Data Science this is a good intro, for people that might have some experience with R, statistics and ML in general this is way to basic.
автор: Jaydipkumar D P•
May 09, 2020
The course is structured well, but I found it too elementary, I didn't learn anything new. So, If you know basics of Data Science and R. Kindly skip this course.
автор: Christian S•
May 07, 2016
I think this course could be integrated into the other ones of the specialization, or, if it is meant to be just a course to get an overview, be free of charge.
автор: Biplab G•
Jun 03, 2017
Helps to get the initial environment setup for the Data Science specialization.
Certificate received after completing the course is not effective/useful at all.