Mar 16, 2018
overall the good introductory course of python for data science but i feel it should have covered the basics in more details .specially for the ones who do not have any prior programming background .
Dec 10, 2017
Wow, this was amazing. Learned a lot (mostly thanks to stack overflow) but the course also opened my eyes to all the possibilities available out there and I feel like i'm only scratching the surface!
von Bakhtawar U R•
Feb 09, 2019
No or least support.
Course Quality is great but problems with grader will left you with wasting your expensive time.
Assignments are good but intend to go wayyy more beyond the scope and to learn from online materials though other sites.
Grading system is not easy. You have the right answer but you'll need to waist hours to produce specific string for your grader to be satisfied.
This i not an elegant learning process at all.
von Qi X•
Jan 31, 2019
autograding system is terrible
von Bugra S•
Jan 02, 2018
assigments are not clear
von Yuanning Z•
Dec 10, 2017
this course is horrible. The lecturer go through things so fast without emphasis, let alone highlighting the rationale behind of each things. Totally confused, worst class I have ever took in Coursera
von Tarek A•
May 17, 2017
The examples are a bit too extreme head on, I have experience with python but the level at which this is provided is quite hard for anyone to jump in and it should not be advertised as such
May 08, 2017
One of the worst course I ever take in coursera. The instructor just writes codes on front of us without explanation.
von Stephen B•
Apr 11, 2017
Unorganized and not very useful. The main goal of the course is for you to use Stack Overflow.....SAVE YOURSELF $
Aug 27, 2017
Vedio is useless, I only need to go through the code.
Aug 13, 2017
This course is no good.
Unable to run the assignments at my comfort. Half the time there is some issue in submitting the code in jupyter and with hard pressed timelines at work this does not take me anywhere. As a data scientist with little programming background, it is difficult to enable our journey with this course.
Sorry to say. This is a big disappointment for me.
von Kedarnath R•
Aug 09, 2017
1. Very difficult to follow and I had to redo this course multiple times to understand the concepts.
2. Feels like the tutor is just reading off a screen and not explaining a topic from his standpoint.
3. The assignments and course topics are disjointed at times.
4. Examples provided are rather complex and needs to be simplified.
von George N•
Mar 17, 2017
Instructor gives minimal examples and says "go look on stack overflow". Then he proceeds to assign problems that don't really cover what the slides, lectures, or examples were on. If I all I was trying to do was just read some docs and look on stack overflow I wouldn't need to take this course now would I?
Poorly translated and cryptic instructions for assembling furniture are better than what you get here.
von Angelo C•
Feb 16, 2019
Lecturer just regurgitates code out loud (completely worthless). You can't get answers back without paying for the course (fine but it would have been nice to mention that up front in the audit) so you get little feedback as you might want it.
Many of the questions/code is impossible using only the python described in the course. I wanted to take this as a python refresher and it was a complete waste of time. The subject matter is perfect! But execution is abysmal.
von Sourav S•
Jun 26, 2018
Horrible. Explains nothingJohns Hopkins data science is FAR superior
von Joseph G•
Mar 03, 2018
Not sure whether this course is trying to reach data science or Python, but it does a poor job at both.
The class is a light-speed tour through NumPy and Pandas, definitely not for the neophyte Python developer (which I am not). There's 30-40 mins of lecture each week that's basically lightly narrated typing into a Jupyter notebook with only the slightest bit of additional explanation about what the instructor is doing, although the material covered is substantial. There's lot of important details that are glossed over -- forcing the student to pause the lecture and do offline research to understand what just happened.
Similarly, the assignments address and cover beyond the material covered, but the instruction is scarcely sufficient to understand the concepts required to complete them, so lots of Stack Overview and other research is required. And the automated grader, as expected, is completely literal so for complex problems, not much help in validating whether you're on the right track. Assignments take many multiples of the estimated time.
And because even for paying students (such as myself), you never get access to an answer key even after the assignment is due, you have no idea how closely your solution conformed to best practices, even if you arrived at the right answer. For coding, this makes all of the difference, particularly with large datasets that could consume considerable computing resources if not done correctly. I'm told this is because of potential cheating by learners.
How would I change this course? Simple: 3x more lecture material to actually explain what's going on, or down-scope the class so that the existing lecture time becomes adequate for the material.
Nov 02, 2018
Worst class ever! The instructor sucks!
von Brendan M•
Jul 10, 2018
My opinion of this course has already been stated here: https://medium.com/@masseybr/university-of-michigan-introduction-to-data-science-in-python-course-review-50eb37f5ff0d
von Stanislav B•
Jan 27, 2019
A good start. However, most of the material is left for self-learning
von Jonathan P•
Jan 28, 2019
Great class to get the wheels churning in data science and python. Go Blue!
von Ivan S F•
Jan 28, 2019
Great course. Clear, concise, to the point. It really makes you learn and apply the concepts very well.
von Lucas N•
Jan 16, 2019
A few tricky homework assignments but I really enjoyed this course! I learned many new things.
Jan 14, 2019
Good. Looking forward to learn more!
von Shubham D•
Jan 18, 2019
It provided me just enough knowledge to start my journey in the field of Data Science.
von Suraj P•
Jan 31, 2019
It was a awesome learning experience.
von Krishna S B•
Jan 30, 2019
von Jim L•
Jan 29, 2019
For the non-programmer, this will take quite a bit longer than you would expect. Very detailed though and the forums provide a lot of help, fortunately since enough people are taking this course to make community feedback useful. A few of the instructors are helpful in discussion forums as well, although sadly not all of them are equally helpful.