I give this course 5 star because I did Bioinformatics I and I totally enjoy it.\n\nThis is where programming can be fun, and practical, and you'll learn some basic biology too.\n\nWhat's not to love?
A very good course for those who has some (at least a little) experience in programmimg! I really loved it, it was challenging sometimes, especially in the end, but I did it and learned a lot.
교육 기관: Grzegorz A K•
Pros: a lot of programming in automated online environment.
Cons: inconsistencies in code like changing parameter order in often used functions, changing structure of some variables (arrays become dicts). This can be unneccesarily misleading.
교육 기관: Clive T•
Disappointing lack of feedback from any course organiser (most recent response seemed to be about two years old). The biological content tailed off to become much more of course in programming for search algorithms
교육 기관: Akinyi O•
Some background knowledge on coding is definitely needed for this course, despite the info saying none is needed. The progress expected is way too fast for an actual beginner with no coding experience.
교육 기관: Barby S•
The course is EXCELLENT. But... It's not for beginners!!! If you don't know anything about programming, python and bioinformatics it's nearly impossible to do without help.
It was really frustrating.
교육 기관: Saadman K•
This is not for beginners. You need to know more about python to complete it easily and the time limits of Stepik is not correct. It needs far more time than mentioned.
교육 기관: ajith m•
This course is definitely not for beginners. I was on the verge of giving up throughout the course. But once you get ahold of the concepts, it is very interesting.
교육 기관: James O•
The course tries hard to balance programming and biology but the programming can become quite a challenge for people with little to no experience in programming.
교육 기관: Sanjit R•
Although this course was uniquely interesting and insightful, I did feel at times that the lesson material was insufficient to fully understand a concept.
교육 기관: Preethi N•
Although this course is possible for beginners, some of the programming problems were frustrating and a hint would have been appreciated.
교육 기관: Pablo R M•
Not truly for beginners. If you don't have previous knowledge of Python and algorithms expect to invest a lot more than 4 hours a week
교육 기관: Merna F•
this course was very useful for me but it is very very difficult for a beginner, I was suffering from trying to understand it
교육 기관: Chahat B•
Very difficult for no coding background people. It would be really helpful if you could describe the error in better ways
교육 기관: Christopher C•
This course requires advanced programming skills, the first week has taken 3 weeks from me and I am still stuck.
교육 기관: Osi A•
This course although well taught does not take into account those that know nothing about programming
교육 기관: Linyi Z•
the instructions in the stepik notes were unclear. i would say the optional lecture video was better
교육 기관: Nesrine K•
quite difficult for a begginer we have to practice python first before starting the course
교육 기관: ISIAKA B A•
This course is not for beginners. It is for those with background computer knowledge
교육 기관: Rubén d S I•
Very interesting but i don't like switching e-learning platforms
교육 기관: Laura D C L•
Useful but terribly difficult, it is not for beginners
교육 기관: Aravind S•
I am not able to find the unenroll option
교육 기관: Dr. A A M•
The coding is too tough for beginners
교육 기관: Youssef A•
Not really for Beginners at all !!
교육 기관: Akshita J•
its quite tough for beginners
교육 기관: Alexis W•
This course has you perform work through the Stepik platform, which then directs you to codeacademy to learn Python2. The content of Stepik is reasonable enough, but occasionally makes huge leaps in the coding and bio content that one is expected to know. However, the real problem for me was with the glitchiness of codeacademy. As someone with limited coding experience that is totally new to the Python language, I absolutely need this learning. However, I have reached an impassable point where even when using the website's given solution to 'get unstuck', I can't move forward even though both my code and the given code run and output as required! Multiple computer engineers and CS majors from my department have checked the solution, and just been baffled.
This course is a great idea, but is totally dysfunctional for new learners.
교육 기관: Megan K•
I think this is a fascinating topic, but NOT as advertised. I have studied computer science for two years and consider myself confident in coding for my level. However, this course is not for beginners. A very strong coding skillset is needed for this course. Also, the time commitment is very underestimated. I worked through around 30% of the Week 1 modules, which were supposed to take an estimated 4.5 hours total, and it took me around 3 hours. At this rate, I don't think I will be able to finish the class and retain the material. I would love a more basic approach to bioinformatics for those who can not commit 40 hours to this course.