Great course to develop some understanding and intuition about the basic concepts used in optimization. Last 2 weeks were a bit on a lower level of quality then the rest in my opinion but still great.
Excellent course. I completed this course with no prior knowledge of multivariate calculus and was successful nonetheless. It was challenging and extremely interesting, informative, and well designed.
By Rishabh J•
Not very challenging
By Reena J•
contents Are Useful
By Tianchi M (•
NOT VERY SYSTEMATIC
By Alexander M•
By Alois H•
The material is great and very relevant to anything connected to data science, however, I didn't enjoy this course half as much as the first in the series.
It's way too dense, things appearing on the screen where it's not clear where they're coming from, explanations feel scripted and read out at high speed, frequently unclear.
If you're using screen shots for taking notes (as I do), that's not ideal either because they're writing on a glass pane while they're standing behind it.
I'm working full-time and had to take this course stretched out over a long time. Again, the presentation being so dense doesn't help there either.
All in all it feels like a published first draft of the course, it doesn't seem the instructors are trying to improve the course at all.
There is a total disconnect between what is 'taught' in the videos and what is tested in the questions, and no reference to any written material meaning the student is required to go and learn the tested material somwhere else in order to pass... Perhaps it is good for screening those that have the knowledge, but it is rubbish for teaching it.
By Paul K M•
I am not sure if this course is for people who know calc, and want to learn python coding or people who know coding and want to learn some calc? Frankly it isn't a great course for either group. I knew some calc, and some python going in, and I did expand my knowledge and gain some useful practice. But it left me craving rigor.
By Priscilla V A•
It's hard for me to do the coding since the course video doesn't provide any coding or any supplemental reading
By Mohammed A A•
you must first give e more example and intuition
By Indira P•
Sorry but it is hard to understand
By Mariya O•
I am extremely disappointed with these classes... if you think you would learn something/ especially as a beginner/, well, you won't...material is not well organized and presented, topics jump from one place to another, the quiz and assignments have nothing to do with the lectures...nothing is well explained...you could get more information/explanation from wikipedia ...if you are here so you can get a certificate- do it...but you are here to actually learn something- run away, you can learn more for free from Khan Academy lectures.
By Hendrik V•
The time required is not realistic. Had to put in exponentially more hours than suggested. Instructors are not involved in the course. You ask a question and in a couple weeks another student might help.
By Kimberely C•
Definitely, not for beginners. Just as bad as the last one. They need to have more examples, which walk you through the ones like they give you on the homework as well as an example of how to do Python.
By Abhishek B•
Instructions were very poor in many cases , Khan Academey is much better source for explanation of concepts
Instrructions on PCA are so Awful , that I decided to drop from the course
By JICHEN W•
No very detailed oriented and explantion of material is not clear.
By Suman G•