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What you will get out of this course some knowledge of python list comprehensions An understanding of the basics of linear algebra A vague idea how to apply linear algebra to real problems Good problem solving skills Why you might not want to take it: if you just want to learn linear algebra if you just want to learn programming Summary: This class isn’t designed to purely linear algebra as roughly half your time will be spent writing code and trying to understand what problem is asking for. The fickle grader forces you to think about the problem the way it wants. Which may result less in expanding your mind and more frustration. If your goal is just linear algebra then a good text on the subject or Gilber Strangs MIT class is will serve you better. That being said this perspective is unique and is a amazing complement to a tradtional class. Final Verdict: I would take this class but prepare by running through Learn python the hard way. Before. I have a hunch future updated versions of this class will be Amazing and lack the grader complications that sometimes dragged down this run through.
Algorithms are approached in a fun and understandable way. Leaving you less likely to reach for a cookbook and more likely to invent your own reciepy better suited to the task. Challanging to say the least you might feel daunted by the homeworks, but don't be discouraged!