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Learner Reviews & Feedback for The Data Scientist’s Toolbox by Johns Hopkins University

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About the Course

In this course you will get an introduction to the main tools and ideas in the data scientist's toolbox. The course gives an overview of the data, questions, and tools that data analysts and data scientists work with. There are two components to this course. The first is a conceptual introduction to the ideas behind turning data into actionable knowledge. The second is a practical introduction to the tools that will be used in the program like version control, markdown, git, GitHub, R, and RStudio....
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Sep 7, 2017

It was really insightful, coming from knowing almost nothing about statistics or experimental design, it was easy to understand while not feeling shallow. Just the right amount of information density.


Apr 14, 2020

As a business student from Bangladesh who is aspiring to be a data analyst in near future, I love this course very much. The quizzes and assessments were the places to check how much I exactly learnt.

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By sai

Feb 1, 2017

Pretty helpful . But 4 weeks is an awful lot of time for the content being taught in this course

By Shuwen Y

May 22, 2016

Great intro. Too bad you need to pay in order to get quiz answer or statement of accomplishment.

By Shahtaz R

Jun 28, 2021

Course contents were good but it had no instructor for the video. Robotic voice was too boring.

By Andrea M S

Dec 13, 2020

You will have to look up updates and a few how-tos on your own in order to complete the course.

By chintamani M

May 4, 2020

very good course with strong focus on building basic foundations and making concepts very clear

By Pritam D

Jun 5, 2019

I was having a problem with quiz 1 of week 2.

otherwise, the overall course really benefited me.

By Sarvesh P

Oct 16, 2017

It is a well made course. A bit basic for my liking. The content on Github was a bit confusing.

By Miguel B

Dec 18, 2016

Simple and very straight forward, I belive this is the best way to give a starting point course

By Lixian

Jun 5, 2016

I is not so difficult for a beginner, but I suggest it could be more information in the course.

By Linus M

Sep 2, 2021

I liked this course; however, it was hard to follow the videos sometimes with the robot voice!

By Souradeep S

Dec 20, 2020

A very good starting point, although I wish more practical content was covered in this course.

By abdulhai t

Oct 31, 2020

The voice of the robot was a bit annoying. but the overall of the course was perfect.

Thank You

By Aayush A

Jul 3, 2020

The robotic voice is kind of uncomfortable to study with and the captions are sometimes wrong.

By Justin K

May 26, 2020

The instruction is clear and easy to understand. I wish there was a way to move faster though.

By Giulio P

Dec 26, 2018

A good start into thinking lile a data scientist! Lectures are well thought-out and organized.

By Lorena C

Sep 7, 2018

very good for a beginner... but i was a bit disappointed as i thought it would have more dept.

By Derek R

Oct 14, 2017

It's a nice introduction and gets you to install some of the tools. Now I'm eager to use them!

By Arga R S S

Sep 17, 2016

Very enlightening of a course for those starting their journey as a data scientist or analyst.

By Waleed M

Jun 24, 2016

Nice course, but at the end it is just introductory course, so i am waiting for the coming one

By Joshua S

Apr 22, 2016

This was a great introduction to the tools. Just don't expect to actually do any analysis yet.

By Jeffrey C

Feb 11, 2016

Gives you the tools you need to learn the rest of the courses, by itself is completely useless


Feb 22, 2020

It's a very nicely designed course which is very easy for beginners to start off with coding.

By Shreeraam

Jul 31, 2019

A great introduction to the necessary tools to kickstart data analysis through R programming.

By Anirudh J

Jul 29, 2018

Is a great course for beginners.Just wish it would have been designed to be more interesting.

By Alexis R

Nov 11, 2017

Excellent. Can you provide links of your PPT. The ones in the pDF are not clickables. Thank's