- 5 reviews
- 5 completed
An introduction to the R programming language. If you are familiar with a few other programming languages, you may find it not too challenging.
This course covers a lot of areas from Astronomy, from finding stars in the sky to the big bang. It also covers some physics, which may be a bit difficult. The final week, which treated cosmology, was also very challenging, but I guess there is no way to explain this topic convincingly without using some math. The teacher is very engaging and organized several Google Hangouts with the students.
This course was a great way to learn Scala. Although I had some contact with functional programming before, this course helped me to refresh that knowledge and better understand functional programming concepts, which are proving very useful on my work as a software developer.
A great teacher and interesting content. Some of the programming assignments don't help very much in understanding the topics, and they just require filling in some blanks in Octave. But a good course nevertheless.
Definitely a challenging course even for someone with some university level mathematics and computer science background.