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 Matthew E•
Aug 07, 2019
The lessons in this course were fantastic. The one thing that bothered me was the peer review system for assignments. You end up having to wait weeks just to finish the course, even after you're done everything. Other classes use automatic or paid manual graders, which give instant feedback. I think a similar system could work here.
von Anupam K•
Jun 17, 2020
Great, great content. The course material is relevant and well-paced. The final peer-graded assignment is exceptionally good. It is a tad more advanced than the actual course content but is a great learning experience. At the end of the course you leave confident, because of the knowledge and the R programming skills acquired.
von Zdenek K•
Nov 15, 2016
Great acceleration of the specialization compared to the first course. It covers modern approaches (as map-reduce-filter implementation in purrr), nicely explains debugging, benchmarking, OOP etc. I would recommend this as a kick starter for more advanced R programming.
von Ankai X•
Dec 13, 2018
I find that some of the course materials are not sufficient for the learners to understand the concept in R programming and complete the assignment. The course could be improved by including more examples and hands-on exercises.
von Tarso C R•
Jun 01, 2017
I think, as the last week, the first 3 weeks should have something more complicated to do. The
complexity level of the exercises grows exponentially on the last week of the course.
von Ugochi J•
Jun 15, 2017
Great course! I gained a more in depth understanding of R and it's underlying structure. I did think there could more explanation given to object oriented programming R.
von Sheila B•
Jul 18, 2018
Excellent subject matter. 4 stars instead of 5 is only because there was no video. I love the videos in the other courses in this track, since I am an auditory learner.
von shan y•
Feb 16, 2017
the last peer review problem is much too hard for what I learned from the course material, if there is a more specific instruction for the assignment will be better.
von Robert J H•
Jul 19, 2017
The last problem is unnecessarily difficult with little related teaching and learning material provided. Otherwise, the course is certainly well worth taking.
von Daniel F S•
Apr 20, 2020
If this course could recheck the material and offer some mentors/monitors to provide hints/tips in more asked topics (like a FAQ) it would be excellent
von Jinwook C•
Jul 14, 2017
It's really good practice for using R as a functional language, but
no video lectures makes student feel bored
von Jorge L R Z•
Mar 18, 2018
Good course but the part of OOP is a little too simple, some extra in class exercises could improve this.
von Aditya G•
Dec 15, 2016
Good Course! But focus should be more on OOPs Concepts through video lectures to better understand it.
Nov 19, 2018
I wish the assignments could be a mix of teacher and peer graded.
von guillermo c•
May 27, 2019
need more information about how to complete de week one
von HIMANSHU R V•
Oct 30, 2017
Need to have more visual approach to the course.
von Abhishek Y•
Jul 07, 2017
The swirl course is very helpful.
von ANNEM V•
Dec 02, 2017
von KEVIN E A C•
Jun 02, 2017
von Sven K•
Apr 11, 2020
von Ravi P•
Mar 08, 2020
The forum for the final week has everyone asking each other to review their assignment because it doesn't get done. There might be something broken with the system here.
With regards to content, it would probably be better to just read Hadley Wickham's "Advanced R", and "R Packages", and "ggplot2" for this whole specialisation. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the material for the specialisation was just taken from these 3 and "R for Data Science", and then compressed to make it easier to digest in 4 week chunks.
It was ok, so I'll give it 3*. But there could've been more material here. It didn't feel "Advanced" to me.
von Jessica G•
May 07, 2018
Like the first module in the specialty, this one is riddled with typos. Some of the examples could have been a little more detailed or just more examples given. Again, some of the swirl assignments were just walking through the readings. The topics covered here are more advanced, but I feel like I just read an online tutorial and didn't really take a "class".
von Chao G•
May 25, 2019
The quality and the difficulty of this course is really good. It would even be better if more advanced topics are covered in details (e.g. AST, substitute function). However, the peer review assignment could be a pain since sometimes you do not get helpful feedback. Occasionally there are not even enough students to grade your assignment.
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.