Feb 12, 2020
Brilliant course. Loved Week 4 for OOP. This was really new for me and would love to have been able to see its application in real world examples to better cement the concepts.
Jun 07, 2017
Very useful, I considered myself quite an advanced R user, but this class raised the level, especially with the R as OOB part. Good investment if you are not a beginner.
von Rebecca G•
Jul 23, 2017
This course was not great. Almost all of the information is a screen scrape from a book and peer-evaluation, so you may be better off just getting the book and going through it. The mentors very occasionally participated, the authors never. The assignments are poorly written and missing too much detail.
von Min P•
Jun 13, 2020
This feels like self-study rather than being taught.
Despite the reading material is self-contained and well-organized, peer-graded assignment doesn't look good, though.
Getting attention for it to be reviewed is a hassle.
von Raw N•
Mar 30, 2017
WIsh there were more assignments. The final project was the only assignment in the course. Object-oriented programming in R requires more than a single assignment to grasp- even at a superficial level.
von Pranav G G•
Mar 21, 2017
To complete this course you have to go back and forth for the basic. Also the final assignment is bit ambiguous, more clarity is required.
von savinay s•
May 29, 2018
It is a very good course but many a times the concepts which are used in assignments are not even taught properly in the course.
von Amir H V•
Jan 09, 2018
In comparison with the first course, it was not so useful. The main reason in my mind is that there was no video.
von Landry N E•
Aug 20, 2018
The style of these courses is not engaging. This is self study, similar to getting a book and reading.
von Nynke N•
Aug 29, 2020
I found this course a bit disappointing. There wasn't much content, no lectures or anything, it was just the book copy-pasted into a course. The final assignment was rather vague, and the course materials didn't prepare you quite enough for it. The peer grading was frustrating and took multiple days of waiting. This is especially annoying in a course where the payment is on a monthly basis: waiting for your grade might mean you have to pay for another month of subscription. I'm cancelling the specialisation and continuing on my own after this.
von Alvaro P R•
Apr 30, 2017
This courses touches many interesing aspects about R programming but I did not like the structure , it does not seem to me that it adequates its difficulty coming from "The R programming enviornment".
Also I miss some swirl lessons for many of the readings from the book. There are not too many help from the mentors and the peer assigment in week 4 took me too much time and had to consult a lot of external resources. Readings in general are OK but too simple.
I have learnt many things but
von Arthur G•
Jun 20, 2017
The topics are good, but very little practice of creating classes until the final quiz, which expects you to understand it completely without having done any practice.
von James M•
Dec 12, 2017
The Object oriented programming section did not provide an adequate amount of support for the assignment, compared to any of the other parts of the Course.
von 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..
von Jessica K•
Apr 03, 2019
A bit too tough with not good enough teaching to truly understand the course
von Mithesh R•
Sep 14, 2019
difference was observed in final test and study material.
von Randall M•
Feb 28, 2019
"Advanced" is not really accurate. "Intermediate" is a better description. I would have given 4 stars for content alone. The faux testing and peer grading at scale doesn't work well enough, so the certificate is not worth paying for. If you need a credential, enroll in real school. If you need a decent intro to intermediate programming topics in R, this is pretty good. The text for the course is excellent and worth purchasing. The programming exercises via swirl() fail at times, and peer grading as an assessment approach is not viable at scale.
von Mai A D•
May 25, 2017
Since this course, the material seems to be not thorough. In fact, it is quite "too much" on talking, but lack of examples of codes and real problem solves. That makes the contents very abstract, and learners could be very confused when doing the assignments.
von Anih j•
Aug 04, 2019
Very useless. It is the same as downloading one book and reading it in a day. No videos, no guidance, no coordination. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY, I repeat. I reject taking this course.
von Maurizio C•
Oct 12, 2017
Great gap between teaching and what is required to pass the course. Unnecessarily difficult.
The didactic material is not compelling.
von Christopher M P•
Feb 10, 2020
Final assignment may not be reviewed for weeks. If you go on to capstone, issue could extent into months. Expect to use many external resources.
von Yuke L•
Mar 14, 2020
I could never submit my grade for the quiz. Waste me three days getting nothing from this class
von David R•
Feb 03, 2019
Swirl is confusing and it is too complicated to submit my work