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Pascal Labbe

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  • 4 reviews
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A boring course but not as bad as the data scientist's toolbox (which is a joke). The assignments are the best part, especially the last one.
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Ridiculous! The only reason to take the course is that it is mandatory to get the data science track certificate. It is a how-to install git, github, R and RStudio. That's all. It is scandalous to pay for that. However the R language course that follow in the track is not so bad.
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I am a software developer with a lot of experience with Java, C, C++, assembly but little with functional programming. I have started about 12 online courses on Coursera, edX and Udacity and completed 8 of them. I have to say that the scala course is the best I followed. Prof. Martin Odersky is may be not the best teacher I met, compared to Walter Lewin at MIT or Jim Fowler at Ohio State University, but the functional programming is a delightful subject and the assignments are fantastic. The course is moderately difficult if you have experience in Object Oriented Programming et probably very easy if you have functional programming experience.
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This is more a software engineering course than a Saas course. The Saas specific content is very limited. Despite that I still learned a lot of interesting things. For an experience programmer, the course is easy but time demanding unless you already know Ruby and Rails. Homeworks could be more interesting. The book is poor but nonetheless essential if your want to answer the quizzes.