2016년 1월 10일
Great course that strikes a balance between teaching general principles and concepts, and providing hands-on technical skills and practice.
The lessons are well designed and clearly conveyed.
2016년 5월 27일
I like the breadth of coverage of this class. Each of the exercise is a gem in that I get to learn something new also. I would highly recommend this even to experience practitioner also.
교육 기관: Muhammad Z H•
2019년 9월 19일
learnt a lot
교육 기관: Ivan S•
2017년 5월 11일
교육 기관: Jan Z•
2016년 11월 21일
The course was very good - especially the map-reduce part I found very well explained and inspirational. The problem sets were thought-provoking and really taught me a lot.
Two things that could be improved:
1) The problem sets are really nice (again, map-reduce is the best one), but there are quite a few errors in the description, a lot of information is dated (e.g. in ps.1 the twitter link is old), and working with the grader can be very clumsy. See Machine Learning by Andrew Ng to see how to design perfect, easy to operate and submit problem sets. Perhaps work with PyCharm creators?
2) The second to last part was a bit lacking - it was basically skimming though all different types of databases, which didn't make me feel like I really acquired any skill. Because of how little time was spent on each database type and there were so many, I don't really remember much of it now (hardly anything to be honest).
교육 기관: Dylan T•
2017년 5월 6일
The course is interesting and well made. Compared the the other two, I found the first assignment quite difficult and required quite a bit of time to complete. Introducing SQL through relational algebra seemed relevant to me, and made the formulation of SQL queries very natural. The section about map reduce may appear difficult to process first but as the student has to go through (and beyond in one case) the examples presented in the course. In the end, I found the assignment very useful in putting thing in place. I received full grade but still have to go through week 4, maybe a small quiz in the end to test our understanding of the different concept would have been handy.
교육 기관: Dany M•
2017년 8월 21일
There are times where a user without a very fast connection will struggle to set up, the virtual machine is impossible to get for them. Between the internet and the forum the needed information is there but it makes the first assignment take 15+ hours. A little help on the assignment page on how to get going on Windows would save a lot of people some time.
Apart from this ist is quite good. The automatic grading is amazing and the videos quite nice.
교육 기관: Hao-En S•
2015년 11월 14일
Excellent course content and lecture, however, the homework design is not so friendly for students.
First, instructions are not clear. I spent a lot of time in figuring out the real meaning behind each problem. Second, the judge system is not so rigorous. Though trying best on homework and not playing tricks are students' responsibility, the judge system is just too weak to survive those hackings.
Thank you all for your efforts.
교육 기관: Kenneth N•
2017년 5월 15일
Overall a good course, with teachings bit into very manageable lengths of time. My biggest grievance is that your submission has to be in encoded in a particular format (utf-8) if memory serves. So you may have to resave your .txt files if you try to do all the programming on a windows laptop. This may be obvious to some, but it took me a little to figure out.
교육 기관: Aayush M•
2015년 10월 28일
I feel that there should be more assignments to make the course interesting. The last part just briefly explained about different database types but it also focused two lectures on Pig. There could be an assignment to make the lectures more meaningful or perhaps, a quiz. Otherwise, last week is too much information to grasp at once.
교육 기관: Kay S•
2016년 2월 6일
There are some inconsistencies in the course or the arrangement of the videos, maybe due to technical problems.
For improvement I would really wish to have some substantial results, especially in the last week of the course. That is, I would prefer to discuss at least something in depth rather than everything broadly.
교육 기관: Christine H•
2016년 7월 8일
This is a great introduction. I would give it a higher scoring but was frustrated with one of the labs have issues in the grader and even after completion of the course its not clear what was wrong: the instructions, the solution data set, the input data set. Other then that enjoyed the content.
교육 기관: Jim S•
2017년 8월 10일
The theory and relational algebra is a little heavy for me (I am very much a practitioner). That said, Prof Howe is *excellent* in is presentation. Very clear and easy to follow. Sometimes beats a dead horse (Map Reduce) and as a result, you definitely know what he's getting after!
교육 기관: Andrew T•
2015년 12월 2일
The lecturer is very, very knowledgable and seems to explain the landscape of topics both from a grand perspective and deep knowledge.
Though there are a wide variety of programming exercise,I would prefer some more in-depth assignments (as is usually the case with me and Coursera).
교육 기관: Annavajjala S P A S•
2017년 3월 13일
The contents of the course were good enough. The assignments, though simple required some work in terms of understanding the kind of data that you are dealing with, which is important. Although, a lot of content has been covered, it was arranged in a logical manner.
교육 기관: sreeparna m•
2017년 9월 18일
The course is good. It definitely gives a broad overview of the topics. It's presented in an interesting manner and I would definitely go in-depth about these topics. Although, it would have been more helpful had there been more graded quizzes and assignments.
교육 기관: Maxime B•
2016년 3월 1일
The power-point used has a lot of mistakes corrected live by the speaker.
The speaker speech is sometime slow and not precise, it probably has been recorded only once.
Apart from that the content covers the subject and the assignments are relevant and fun.
교육 기관: Joris D•
2017년 5월 21일
The course gives a good introduction into handling large amounts of data, the problems it poses, and an overview of the available solutions. Towards the end of the course, it started to feel a bit less polished and more rushed, though
교육 기관: Fermin Q•
2016년 11월 3일
It gives good information, but frankly covers way too many tools at the end, and the explanations are good but somewhat rushed. Some parts were a little boring, as no immediate practical use seemed on the horizon.
교육 기관: MICHEL S•
2016년 1월 5일
Very broad and instructive course with a good level of theory, many practical examples. Good teaching.
Some nice assignments but a lake of assignement for the 4th week
I recommand this course
교육 기관: Anne-Marie D•
2020년 7월 20일
Well structured and nice overview of data manipulation. But the assignments should really be updated in order to use python 3.x instead of 2.7, which is not maintained anymore...
교육 기관: Yu-Heng H•
2018년 11월 25일
It's pretty tough in assignments especially when there are mistakes in the given description, but I do learn the basic concepts of relational algorithm and MapReduce from them.
교육 기관: Wesley E•
2016년 10월 4일
Definitely need some background in R or Python and the lectures are a bit old. Seem to be from around 2013 when this first came out but most of the info is still relevant.
교육 기관: Sajit K•
2016년 1월 11일
Its pretty decent. I liked the assignments. However there were some typos in the lecture slides and also the grader output is not very friendly.
교육 기관: Alari•
2015년 12월 2일
Very good course, but lectures could be more tuned onto the home assignments. A lot of independent work for me at least. Teacher is very good.
교육 기관: Mandar B•
2017년 3월 28일
Course gives you good overview on different important data science technologies. Hands on labs are important to get the grip on concepts.
교육 기관: Dmitry G•
2016년 1월 2일
Last week of the course is too much information and without any assignments it kind of doesn't make much sense and it doesn't stick.