Write a Review: R Programming

Tell us about your experience

 
 

Click stars to rate

150 characters minimum

Tell us about yourself

Progress in the course

Prior knowledge of the subject

First Name

Last Name

See what other students say

Greg Hamel profile image
Greg Hamel profile image
6/10 starsCompleted
  • 116 reviews
  • 107 completed
5 years, 5 months ago
R Programming is a remake of Computing for Data Analysis, another course offered on Coursera by the same instructor. This course covers R basics such as R data types and objects, reading and writing data, co... R Programming is a remake of Computing for Data Analysis, another course offered on Coursera by the same instructor. This course covers R basics such as R data types and objects, reading and writing data, control flow, functions, scoping, dates, loops, debugging tools, simulation and code profiling. The slides and lectures are a bit smoother than Computing for Data Analysis but the content is mostly the same. This course has good information but suffers from a lack of instructor face time and heavy use of static slides with voiceovers, which are less engaging than videos of instructors actually running the commands they are talking about. Additionally, there are no in- lecture quizzes or interactive exercises to help you absorb the material as you go along. If you want to get as much out of the course as you can, I recommend that you follow along with R Studio open on a second screen or window and try out commands discussed as you watch the videos. Overall, this is a decent intro to R, but it is not particularly engaging. Try R from Code School is a much more engaging, albeit brief, intro. If you take this course and want to apply what you've learned or want to learn R somewhere else consider MIT Analytics Edge on EdX, Duke’s Data Analysis and Statistical Inference on Coursera and Exploratory Data Analysis on Udacity. Each of these courses teach R basics in the context of learning other things like predictive modeling, statistics and data analysis.
Was this review helpful? Yes15
 Flag
Helen Kres profile image
Helen Kres profile image

Helen Kres

2/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 11 months ago
This is a poor course, moreso because enough students have given this feedback, explained what could improve, but without any improvement. Mentors tow the line answering specific questions with abstract answ... This is a poor course, moreso because enough students have given this feedback, explained what could improve, but without any improvement. Mentors tow the line answering specific questions with abstract answers, somewhat as though discoursing philosophy in Socratic method. Discussion forum culture would improve if Mentors were not going through existing discussion and redacting the code that was being posted (as though in fear of cheating) whilst full code answers are available elsewhere on the we. Thus those who want to learn, have their posts redacts so that relevant code to the question is incomplete. Cannot say how frustrated I am. Terrible that this is only R programming class.
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag