Dec 20, 2016
Great course!\n\nEmily and Carlos teach this class in a very interest way. They try to let student understand machine learning by some case study. That worked well on me. I like this course very much.
Aug 19, 2019
The course was well designed and delivered by all the trainers with the help of case study and great examples.\n\nThe forums and discussions were really useful and helpful while doing the assignments.
von Mohamed A E•
Jun 06, 2020
the course concepts were good but as everyone is saying the materials are outdated and you use TuriCreate instead of GraphLab so you have to search for the appropriates functions some times, and the installation was hard too because TuriCreate works only on Linux or WSL, I almost quit the course because I couldn't install it at first
von Nik M N N G•
Feb 11, 2020
The material in this course severely needs an update. Some of the code examples (not from the video, because the video is obviously from old materials) are problematic. It's an interesting experience to learn a new library but I wish the experience is different. The quiz should be tougher in my honest opinion.
von Jaime R•
Dec 17, 2018
Great introduction course. However, getting the notebooks to work with Graphlab is a real pain. The notebook exercises are also mostly make-work rather than real explorations. The explanations and the notebooks themselves are pretty good though
von Ayush G•
Jun 06, 2020
the course seems outdated in many aspects, the support isn't available to clarify doubts and the documentation isn't updated either. Moreover, the software support has ended.
von Jefferson N•
Feb 13, 2019
A good course, but the tools are a bit dated and it's showing its age.
von Craig G•
Aug 05, 2020
It is interesting, but turicreate isn't compatible with current version of python (3.8) and there's little/no support as the forum is not curated and not much student interaction. The problems seem to be only loosely related to the material. Many questions in the problems aren't discussed in the lectures and turicreate isn't widely used so it is difficult to find explanations or clues on how to proceed.
von Malik M W•
Mar 31, 2020
I think this course is outdated as they are using python 2 also the platform they use for machine learning only supported by python 2. Due to these limitations, I too was unable to continue this course. Because every time you have to work with new libraries you have to uninstall python 2 and reinstall python 3.
von Vakkalagadda A r•
Dec 28, 2015
Instructors or TAs are not available in discussion forums. and the course is focussed on promoting "graph lab" proprietary package of the course sponsor. Maybe you can have a look, not beneficial if you are serious about learning ML.
von Ujwal A•
Mar 27, 2020
This course has used windows OS and application built for it. But the library/application is no longer supported on windows. So this is really a big problem for windows users.
von Joseph C•
Jul 29, 2018
Overly relies on a paid software (free for the course) called GraphLab. The course can be completed without GraphLab, but expect little / no responses to questions.
von Daniel J•
Jan 07, 2017
excessive use of GraphLab create which is not an industry standard.
von Keith P D C•
Oct 28, 2019
Two stars because of GraphLab! Otherwise great concepts!
von Mihir I•
May 13, 2020
Extremely disappointed with the quality of the teaching content. There is a major disconnect between the materials presented in the videos and quizzes. While there is a warning that there has been a shift from graphlab to turicreate, there is no way to assess the impact on additional effort required to fill in the gaps. In fact, one of the instructions in the week 2 programming assignment is outright wrong so you will be able to pass quiz. The discussion board is tough to navigate because of the subject heading are cryptic e.g. Need help, Error, etc. As a result one has to sift through many post to get an answer. Compared to other offering on Coursera, It is not worth paying for this course.
von Peter F•
Mar 30, 2020
This course would be okay if it weren't for turicreate, a Python package that's supposed to simplify things. If you have Linux or a Mac, it will do just that, but if you have Windows steer well clear of this course. The lecturers haven't considered the possibility that anyone might not have Linux or a Mac. All the faffing around getting turicreate to work (I did it once and I'm not doing it again) wasn't worth my trouble so I ended up guessing the answers to the quiz questions (you're allowed three attempts every eight hours) just to get this course out of the way. I'll use something actually accessible for the remaining courses, namely R.
von Rithik S•
May 26, 2020
The files that are given in readings are unable to open and turicreate cannot read that files also. I cant complete my assignments without reading those files. They haven't given any detailed explanation about how to read those files. In videos they had explained through csv files but in assignments they had given sframe file which are unable to read
von Jitendra S•
Apr 29, 2016
Dato tool does not even install properly.. so n´makes no sense to continue with the course. The support team fail to help in installing ... :-(
von Ashutosh N•
May 30, 2020
The course is explained using turicreate , which does not work in windows properly. It should have been explained using open source libraries.
von Krupesh A•
Feb 15, 2019
Uses very old versions of libraries. Many students are facing issues which remains unsolved. Not recommended to pursue it.
von Shreyash N S•
May 20, 2020
graphlabcreate creates many problem while working..it should be changed
von Japman S•
Jun 07, 2020
Based on Python 2 libraries not working on python 3. Obsolete Course
von Youngmin C•
Sep 06, 2019
Too old, bad packages, not much to learn. too basic.
von Darren R•
Oct 13, 2015
Thoroughly disappointed to see this course based on
von Kaushik M•
May 01, 2016
Too many videos and not cluttered assignment codes
von Ryan C•
Aug 22, 2016
This course is excellent for anybody new to machine learning and wanting to learn this new skill from the top down. For me, I have a strong background in machine learning, not in the context of big data, but I wanted to get familiar with Python and learn how modern companies are using machine learning in practice. This course provides that applied approach to implementing a broad range of machine learning applications with Python, applied to real problems.
A course this small cannot provide everything - what this course does not provide is in-depth technical tutorials on the workings of machine learning algorithms. There are many courses out there which do, but this course to great for learning a practical approach to problem solving with machine learning and data processing.
If there is a downside, I would say that the use of paid packages in the lectures (graphlab) limits the student's ability to learn Python using the freely available packages on the web, which was my personal preference. However, this is not purely negative, since there are many employers out there who would like to know that you have practical knowledge of things like AWS and graphlab. I did enjoy learning about those packages and services and I feel like I learned something positive which I can share with potential employers.
Overall, a very good concise course - one of the best on Coursera for vocational learning in my opinion.
von Tim J•
Jan 09, 2016
Excellent overview course. It has exactly the right balance between explaining Machine Learning concepts, and providing enough supporting mathematics & logic to understand why these concepts are correct (without going through epsilon-delta proofs).
Having followed several Machine Learning courses, this is now definitely my favourite new course, replacing Andrew Ng's famous course here on Coursera (which was also very good & especially complete, but required too often a leap of faith - this course provides really more details on the "why"). Furthermore, the exercises in this course are spot-on: they use Python and GraphLab Create (for which you get a 1 year student license when taking this course) - the big advantage is that you can focus on the Machine Learning aspect, and not on how to implement something in Python (or Matlab or R). The exercises are challenging enough and require some thought, exactly what they should do. This is not a "look up the right answer in the slides" course when it comes to exercises, which I particularly like.
The chemistry between the teachers is also very nice and shows they just love Machine Learning, and love teaching it (which they do very well).
If you some familiarity with statistics (a bit) and mathematics (a bit of matrix & vector calculations), and want to understand what Machine Learning is about, then this is THE course for you.