This is the second course I have taken from Roger Peng and both were outstanding. I have a strong math background, but not much of a background in stats, but this course was very approachable for me.
Very good course! It provide me the foundation in learning how to plot and interpret data. This will definitely strengthen my "R programming" to generate publication type figure for my genomics data!
By Ryan B•
Good, but the lack of assignment in week 3 seemed to screw up the UI, prompting me continually to do the Swirl exercises, which were non-compulsory (and, given I hadn't completed any of the other Swirl exercises, something I didn't want to take on.)
By Guilherme B D J•
The only missing point I would say about this course is how to deal with skew data and/or outliers. Although it is not specific to "cleaning data", I think there is a good opportunity there to at least give some hints on this subject
By Rashaad J•
The Swirl activities followed along with the lectures, which allowed us (as learners) to better understand core concepts. The lecture videos continue to end while the professor is still speaking, but this is not a major issue.
By Ashish25 S•
It was awesome to learn visualization. SVD and PCA part of the course could have been elaborated better, and a pilot project on that would have cleared the basic concept. As usual Prof. Roger is a engaging and amazing teacher.
The course was great, I'm not sure if I'd really consider using the base plotting package in reality as the plots are just too ugly, and the API is harder to learn. I think a stronger on ggplot would help to keep it relevant.
By Connor G•
I enjoyed the course and learned important graphing concepts for R/RStudio. I just wish the assessments had been a little more rigorous, as it felt like I could have done better but still passed the projects anyway.
By Greg A•
This is a very good course, at times it felt like the instruction was to do things mechanically without understanding the motivation. Perhaps this should come after or in conjunction with Statistical Inference
By Carlos R•
I love the course. However, the treatment of PCA, SVD, and colors seems to me very long and slow. Maybe a more direct and quick overview would be better. Even with that expection I really enjoy the course.
By Ben K•
It was fun and interesting learning how to explore the data. For the final project I missed a assignment about clustering, PCA and SVD. It could be useful for a better understanding of the concepts.
By Bill S•
The course on Exploratory Data Analysis was highly enjoyable. I used to do a lot of this sort of thing in my job, but now spend more of my time managing people. It is fun to get "hands-on" again.
By Jukka H•
Great in-depth content about techniques related to exploratory data analysis and implementation in R language using R Studio. Definitely recommend this course to any aspiring data scientist!
By Raviprakash R S•
Nice course, but too much focus on "R" as a tool.... Industries don't use R as much... The course must be made more generic and independent of R - understand it is not easy to do but ....
By Luke S•
Good introduction. The swirl exercises kind of reproduce the lectures though- felt like it might not have been the most efficient use of time to go over the exact same example again.
By Ng B L•
When it comes to hierarchical and K-means clustering, the theory wasn't explained clearly. When do we use U and V for what purpose? How does D come in? I'm left confused after this.
By Štefan Š•
I found it very useful.
Some space for improvement are better coding skills (naming variables) and
some more complex topics like SVD / PCA should be explained in a more intuitive way.
By Diego P G•
It's a very good course. Week 3 was a little bit more challenging than expected, as well as assignment 2, but you get a good idea of how to use all the different plotting systems
By Christian B•
The course is interesting and the content is relevant. I do think that there are some issues with project 2 though. I did provide feedback on that to the course administrators.
By Hernan S•
I learned a lot on this course, it helped me to understand and identify some of the situations I experience at work. Totally recommended if you want to apply it right away.
By Terry L J•
Seems this would type of course in an online learning MOOC would be better if it was more direct hands on "how to" and less focused on explanatory fluff (academic style) .
By Igor T•
Good introduction to patterns recognition. I found principal components analysis technique very useful. It would be great to provide more lectures about this topic.
By Carlos G W•
I enjoyed the course and learned a good deal. However, the level of challenge of the projects is much higher than the scant explanation provided by Dr. Peng.
By DESIREE P•
We learn very useful things. However, there is little emphasis on the statistical part (singular value decomposition) which I think deserved more exercises.
By Diego T B•
Interesting. But I would prefer the differences between comparison plots. What do they are useful and why is it better to plot with bars rather than lines.
By Robert W S•
A quiz or project question on k-means clustering or PCA would be nice. Overall the course provided solid coverage of the three main plotting systems in R.
By Guillaume S•
Interesting course to know plotting systems and to have a first view on clustering and dimensions reduction. This part should be however more developed !