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Steve H profile image
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4/10 starsDropped
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7 years, 2 months ago
I have a little background in SQL, a database language. I finished 'the data scientists toolbox' and was looking forward to this course (as its a suggested pre-req) for this one. However it was much too hard... I have a little background in SQL, a database language. I finished 'the data scientists toolbox' and was looking forward to this course (as its a suggested pre-req) for this one. However it was much too hard for an introduction and the projects were way beyond the scope of the lectures. If you're looking to learn R in a self-paced format try Datacamp.
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1/10 starsCompleted
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7 years, 4 months ago
I found the lectures poorly presented, the material unorganized and in general not providing enough detailed description of all the required steps in solving a problem.  Although the title of the course indi... I found the lectures poorly presented, the material unorganized and in general not providing enough detailed description of all the required steps in solving a problem.  Although the title of the course indicates "data analysis" is the topic, there is very little thought given to how professionals in the real world define and approach problems from a data analysis standpoint.  This is a course for those very interested in, and with prior experience in programming. I struggled through the course, and considered re-taking it, but as there are so many other, much better courses available on the topic, I would steer any potential student away from this course.  There is a huge disconnect between the material presented in the videos and the quizzes and assignments, which means a substantial amount of time being spent searching the user group discussion boards for clues on how to complete the work being assigned.  If I wanted to teach myself, I would not have enrolled in a course, yet this is primarily how it ended up.  Very dissapointing.
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