Jul 17, 2018
This is one hell of an inspiring course that demystified the difficult concepts and math behind PCA. Excellent instructors in imparting the these knowledge with easy-to-understand illustrations.
May 01, 2018
This course was definitely a bit more complex, not so much in assignments but in the core concepts handled, than the others in the specialisation. Overall, it was fun to do this course!
By Cynthia M•
Jun 09, 2018
The course is mathematics for Machine Learning. Yet, they require that you are proficient in python. I understand the mathematics. However, no one will answer my questions on the python we are suppose to code. I passed both of the previous courses. I've taken and passed Statistics with python on edX. I've very disappointed in this course.
By Kannan S•
Apr 11, 2018
There are no numerical examples as the course progresses. The instructor does everything algebraically. As a result I was not able appreciate the practical use of PCA. Later on I saw there are very nice videos in Youtube that illustrate the concept more lucidly using numerical examples. I am disappointed.
By Yan Z•
Oct 13, 2019
Marc Peter Deisenroth jumps too much at the important computation steps. Some steps might be simple to him, but it could be very misleading to students.
Often times, he will just throw out some equations without letting the student know what exactly we are trying to achieve.
By Kristina S•
Aug 24, 2018
One of the worst online courses I have had. Inconsistent teaching, relaying on students having previous knowledge about Python and rads (where the heck did that come from?), failing to convey what and where this is practically used for.
By Oliver K•
Feb 21, 2020
PCA was my main interest in this specialization, and it felt very rushed and lazy (i.e. important explanations are fully missing, or just done via pdf from a book). I used *a lot* of Khan Academy to understand what's going on.
By Musabbir H S•
Jan 31, 2020
I don't know if this course has been deliberately made hard to understand or I was lacking something. Lectures were pretty useless to me. Coding exercises were not clearly defined. I felt utterly frustrated at times.
By Ashlee H•
Nov 26, 2019
You'll likely catch on pretty early that this course will mostly expects you to learn the content elsewhere. You're paying for mostly just for assignments and quizzes which there are far more of than video lectures.
By Ed W•
Nov 25, 2019
The lectures gave incomplete information for the understanding of the material and the homework assignments. Wish this course was stretched to be a 10 week course so that we can all thoroughly learn the material.
By Kimberely C•
Dec 27, 2019
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.
Aug 19, 2018
By far the worst online course that I've ever done. Assignments require a lot of experience in Python, which is not communicated upfront. At the same time, staff doesn't provide any actual support.
By Danielius K•
Sep 24, 2019
You will spend most of your time lost.
Quizes are not clear and ill-prepared.
You will need to spend a lot of time looking for material outside of the course to actually make progress.
By Benjamin F•
Nov 18, 2019
The didactic value of this course is rather low. The lectures do not explain the very concepts required to sovle the subsequent assigments, or do it in a very poor way.
By Tai J Y•
Nov 16, 2019
This course is not like other two, which explain much clearly. When I do the practice quiz and coding, I resort to find other help on the Internet.
By Vibhutesh K S•
May 18, 2019
This course is really bad and extremely hard to follow. Previous two courses were executed very well, teaching quality in this is poor.
By Ananya G•
Dec 28, 2019
I did not register in this course to have some person read out the textbooks or dictate the derivations in the lecture videos.
By Nithin K•
Jun 05, 2018
Too conceptual and theoretical making it difficult to understand. Examples would have helped a lot.
By Nabijonov K T•
Jan 28, 2020
very very bad course! Assignments and quizzes made as shit. NO answers. Worth NOTHING!
Jan 01, 2020
This course was a disaster for me. The first two were great though.
By Jared E•
Aug 25, 2018
Impossible to do without apparently an indepth knowledge of python.
By Wensheng Z•
Nov 24, 2019
Jumpy instruction with little illustrations
By Adam C•
Oct 31, 2019
Worst course I've ever taken, online or IRL
By Zecheng W•
Oct 20, 2019
Poorly organized and extremely confusing
By Mingzhe D•
Dec 11, 2019
Assignment 1 cannot be passed!
By Anofriev A•
Oct 01, 2019
The worst course ever