Dec 23, 2018
Professors teaches in so much friendly manner. This is beginner level course. Don't expect you will dive deep inside the Linear Algebra. But the foundation will become solid if you attend this course.
Apr 01, 2018
Amazing course, great instructors. The amount of working linear algebra knowledge you get from this single course is substantial. It has already helped solidify my learning in other ML and AI courses.
교육 기관: Li J•
May 20, 2018
교육 기관: Reed R•
Jul 14, 2018
The stated goal of the course is to provide a sufficient base of knowledge in linear algebra for applied data science i.e. (a) to teach linear algebra without gory proofs or endless grinding through algorithms by hand and (b) to foreground geometric interpretations of linear algebra that can be recalled for many data science techniques and visualized with common data science tools. While I appreciate this goal and enjoyed the early foray into projection, I never felt the "a ha" moments I did as an undergrad in a class that used Gil Strang's "Introduction to Linear Algebra" (which I reread alongside this course as a supplement). The course seems to ask for some faith that various concepts introduced earlier in the course will be united by the end, but never makes good; opting instead for a kind of sleight of hand: having students implement the Page Rank algorithm with the intention that this will draw together the core concepts of the course. It could be that I was just looking for a more complete treatment of the subject than the course ever intends to offer, but I strongly felt that with a bit of restructuring, that the subject could be presented primarily intuitively, but with a level of clarity and artfulness in its conclusion that will ensure that students remember the core concepts beyond when they remember its presentation.
교육 기관: Eitan A•
Jan 13, 2020
As of this writing, I am almost done with week 4 of Mathematics for Machine Learning: Linear Algebra. The content of the course is excellent and professor David Dye's lectures are to be commended no doubt. The reason for my low rating is because the programming assignments are broken and that's really not acceptable for paid offering such as this. To clarify, at various points throughout this course, students are asked to complete a programming assignment. The student is presented with a button which says, "Open Notebook". The student is supposed to click this button and be redirected to a Jupyter Notebook (and interactive Python execution environment). Unfortunately, instead of being redirected, click on this button results in a "404 Not Found" error. There are various discussions in the class discussion forum regarding this issue (some months old), but no action has been taken to resolve this issue. Luckily, someone taking the course managed to find the programming assignments and posted them on google docs for others to use. I've been working these which is fine, but as I said, we're paying for these courses, someone should be resolving this.
교육 기관: Anweshita D•
Jun 29, 2018
Your discussion forum really needs to be better. It seems to be the only place where any sort of doubt clearing can be done and very rarely have I seen TA's answering unless it's a grading issue. The problem with this sort of answering is that if any coding concepts are unclear, either they are solved by trial and error or after going through Google multiple times. And for a course that is paid for, I shouldn't have to make this much of an effort just to have my doubts cleared.
교육 기관: Chika•
Jun 13, 2019
The videos were well structured, but the quiz sometimes were far more difficult than the practice questions in video. I had posted on forum but no comment nor reply. Quiz answers were not elaborate enough to understand after making mistakes. So I had to ask my father who's extremely good at maths many times, for explanations. Without hi help I might not have been able to understand as well. Need improvement.
교육 기관: Nathan C•
Jan 26, 2019
Having no background in linear Algebra made it difficult to complete the quizzes, assignments and exams. Even with the instruction (which was good) I found the hands on portions to be different from what was being explained in the videos. I will instead have to take the key concepts and do more research on my own to fully understand them.
교육 기관: Fernando B d M•
May 14, 2018
Like most of Coursera's courses there are no staff members available in the forums (which is extremely shameful for Coursera - repeating the same boring pattern over the years). Don't even try it if you have never seen linear algebra or python before. Otherwise, it's useful for practicing a few concepts or refreshing others.
교육 기관: Mattia P•
Mar 30, 2018
Nice course, with many insights. Sometimes the topics are given too quickly, I would have rather preferred less arguments but discussed more thoroughly. Nevertheless, I think this is a good one, especially if you've already got some background and you're looking for some general content to build upon it using academic books.
교육 기관: Alois H•
May 06, 2019
Teaching quality is good overall, except for a few jumps towards the end, where it's hard to follow. Quizzes and assignments well designed.
Unfortunately, and contrary to other courses I've taken, the forum seems completely un-monitored (as of May 2019), so don't expect much help from there.
교육 기관: Marie-Luise K•
Jan 16, 2020
Overall, it was a good summary to understand linear algebra. To get into the topic, I had to read through additional material as the videos and tasks provided in this course were a little shallow to my liking. I, personally would have liked more applicable machine learning examples.
교육 기관: Ilaria G•
Oct 24, 2019
I believe that the programming required in the assignments are not beginner level. I had never coded on Python before and I thought that there wasn't enough support on how to test my code before submitting, for example. On the other hand, the math topics were really interesting.
교육 기관: Chakravarthy R•
Sep 16, 2019
It was too fast for me. I answered many questions just by chance. But i got an overview of the concepts like diagonalisation , inverse, transpose, basis, span , eigen and so on. I am hoping that i will build on this.
교육 기관: POR M H•
Feb 01, 2020
I am feeling like something is missing during the last part of the course when it comes to Page Rank Algorithm. There should be more explanation to how the math works or comes to its formula.
교육 기관: 丁榕•
Aug 30, 2018
I think the course is more suitable for those who have had comprehensive theoretical knowledge in linear algebra and intend to learn more about its practical use and its relevance to code.
교육 기관: Manuel M•
Jan 26, 2019
The course feels very disorganized in general. Some quizzes are about 10 standard deviations from the average difficulty, which is befuddling to say the least.
교육 기관: chanhee•
Feb 25, 2020
It is good course for machine learning. But I didn't fully understand the page rank system with damping.
More explanation of damping is needed for the newbie.
교육 기관: Vignesh N M•
Sep 12, 2018
Transition from explanation of basic to advanced concepts could have been better. There was an assumption that few things was already know to the learner.
교육 기관: Alexander D•
Aug 07, 2018
Not enough focus on how material connects to machine learning. A case study example would help, as would a very slow, detailed step-by-step illustration.
교육 기관: Cindy X•
Dec 21, 2018
I think this course is a little bit hard for a beginner with python. And I hope that the teacher can talk more about the Machine learning part.
교육 기관: BT•
Dec 29, 2019
The Eigen system could have been better explained. The last quiz was too hard and the concepts required were not covered
교육 기관: Aaron H•
Oct 17, 2019
Lot of the concepts seemed glossed over and could have used more guided practice and/or linkages to real world problems.
교육 기관: Matt•
Feb 24, 2019
This course would be perfect if more elaboration on the maths required to complete the quizzes, was provided.
교육 기관: shanmugha•
Dec 11, 2019
i expected a practical mathematic approach rather than only mathematical approach.but page rank algo is good
교육 기관: Jared E•
May 26, 2018
Overall good, but some nasty difficulty with the programming assignments... especially the last one.
교육 기관: Alberto M•
Apr 04, 2019
Good material if you want to refresh your knowledge, poor programming assignment support/feedback