Nov 03, 2017
Loved the course! This course teaches you details about matplotlib and enables you to produce beautiful and accurate graphs.. Assignments are challanging, and helps to build a solid foundation.
Mar 06, 2018
Very helpful to understand what it takes to make a scientific and sensible visual. Recommended for someone who is interested in learning data visualization and does not have a background.
교육 기관: Sakis N•
Nov 13, 2017
Excellent lectures. I believe the assignments should have been more specific to make students combine both lessons(1 & 2 ) so as to use all knowledge they acquired.
교육 기관: Khoa N•
Jul 03, 2018
The course goes really fast, and I think the tutorials on Matplotlib are really brief and should only be seen as an introduction to what we can do with it. In order to use Matplotlib effectively, we have to learn a lot from other sources.
교육 기관: am•
Apr 14, 2017
The last week assignment is easier and no strict rules to achieve. The majority will do the minimum to finish the course.
It would be more efficient to push all students to make hard plots in Matplotlib (interactive + animation) with strict rules.
This is not a level of an intermediate course!
교육 기관: Avi S•
Jun 29, 2018
tough unexplained assignments
교육 기관: Jay S•
Apr 26, 2017
This course was disappointing compared to the first course in the series (Introduction to Data Science). If you enjoy reading academic papers and peer reviews then this course is for you. If you don't then just search the web for tutorials on Matplotlib and Seaborn.
교육 기관: Frank L•
May 07, 2017
Could do with some improvement, better examples for the more complicated graphs. Week 4's examples and explanations were not very good. I have not learnt how to use pandas well in plotting, and have not managed to complete any graphs with pandas and seaborn.
교육 기관: Matthias B•
Apr 04, 2017
Pretty well structured class, but quite expensive considering very limited lectures and assignments that are mostly "find your own challenge on the internet".
교육 기관: Oliverio J S J•
Jan 21, 2018
The contents of this course are interesting from the point of view of software engineering, but I am not sure if data scientist need such deep knowledge of graphic libraries. The main problem with the course is that the assignments require much more time than the one indicated in the course planning. In addition, assignment descriptions are often confusing, open to interpretation, and lack enough level of detail, which forces the students to begin by investigating what they have been asked to do.
교육 기관: Benny P•
Oct 02, 2017
The video guide is pretty good, it shows you a lot of thing that you need to learn. It covers a lot of breadth and depth, but only briefly. For further info, and for the most part of your time when doing assignment, you need to seek the relevant manuals yourself. But that is fine, because matplotlib is very very rich library and there's no way all can be taught in a single course like this, and also it makes you familiar with how to find information yourself.
The main drawback is with the assignments though. I'm okay with the peer review system. The problem is that the assignment specification is not too clear. For example, in assignment 4, you need to think yourself about what you want to visualize. So a lot of time was spent on thinking about WHAT problem to display rather than HOW to address the problem (using plotting/visualization), which is the subject of this course.
교육 기관: Varun D P•
May 06, 2018
Lot of working is required from our side. Not at all an introductory course! More like advanced level course. Requires lot of time, we have to find the documentation ourselves and ask question on stackoverflow. If you are looking for introductory course like Dr. Chucks courses I suggest not to take this course.
교육 기관: Brian L•
Apr 04, 2017
A good course that could be better.
I think that this course provided a reasonable introduction to Matplotlib, but the lectures need to go a bit deeper and provide more examples. The course left too much of the work to the student. [For your reference, I have a PhD in Mathematics, taught for several years at a highly selective undergraduate college, and have extensive experience in industry as a Matlab and SAS user.] The homework assignments were substantial, and I enjoyed doing the final assignment which required merging two or more datasets using Pandas and then Matplotlib to plot relationships. The course website provides estimates of the number of hours required to complete the assignments, but these were gross underestimates because so much about Matplotlib was left to the student. I would have preferred a bit more lecture time, more examples, and a few side tutorials on using Jupyter and notebooks (how to download and upload), especially since we were grading the code of our fellow students.
교육 기관: Vishen M•
Feb 07, 2018
교육 기관: Rahul•
Jul 03, 2018
Peer grading is not worthy
교육 기관: Corey K•
Jul 07, 2018
Not enough in-lesson quizzes and somewhat confusing presentation of what's going on under the hood of matplotlib. Way too many "go read this" segments that seemed mostly a waste of time. Outside of that, the lecture quality was very good.
교육 기관: Tiberiu T•
Mar 31, 2018
This is a whirlwind course that glibly covers some very important concepts without devoting enough time to each one. Week One, although important, should be replaced with more coverage of matplotlib, or a review of the different types of charts and when to use them.
Also, although I appreciate the in-video quizzes, it is difficult to go back and review the concepts you learn from them because they are not in the Jupyter notebook. For instance, there was a method Dr. Brooks used in a solution to an in-video quiz and I could not remember where I had seen it. I stumbled on it again after reviewing the video for something else.
교육 기관: Isuru W•
Jul 03, 2018
This is ok. I don't think it is very structured. Homeworks are not guided well
교육 기관: Harshith S•
Jun 03, 2019
Better than the previous one. But still very vague explanations
교육 기관: Rodolfo G•
Jun 21, 2019
it is not as extensive as other courses in Coursera, it should try to expand a little more its content
교육 기관: Saman H A•
Aug 15, 2019
Materials, slides and videos were not adequate and didn't provide enough details.
There were many many typos and misleading syntax errors in lecture subtitles.
교육 기관: Marcel K•
May 21, 2019
I wish they'd update the accompanying notebooks - their versions of pandas and related libraries are several years behind at this point.
교육 기관: Sandeep S•
Sep 20, 2019
Week 4 - Assignment is very frustrating.
교육 기관: Andy F•
Sep 20, 2019
The lectures really need to flesh things out more, they too often feel too fleeting and leave more than they probably should to searching other resources. Questions for the final piece clearly haven't changed in at least two years and lack clarity as to what should be done
교육 기관: Muhammad s k•
Oct 12, 2019
Not a defining one
교육 기관: Kumar I•
May 25, 2017
Compared to the first course in this series, I found this one not so challenging. The final project was very loose (I understand that the instructors wanted to give the feel of a real research). The first assignment was very superficial. As much as Cairo's principles are important, I feel devoting an entire assignment to that is justified. The second and third were relatively straight-forward, but that was perhaps the saving grace.
Wish the course spent time in dwelling on complex visualizations.
교육 기관: Steven O•
Mar 18, 2017
I think there there is too much time given to the esoteric of what makes plots pretty rather than the nuts and bolts of how to do it and the limitations of using Pandas and Matplotlib for real world data