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 Chi W•
May 19, 2018
Really hard to be a fan of this course. The lectures are simply lists of formulas and theorems without few examples. And the quizzes must be made out by a Chinese, as its purpose is not testing how much you have understood the course but how careful you are instead and even if you have a powerful calculator. Hope the stuff can give us more examples and quizzes not so tricky.
By Prashant D•
Feb 17, 2019
The lecturer is good and probably has a very good understanding of the mathematics. However if you are looking for a light and easy course, then this one is not for you. The mathematics is sometimes difficult to follow and although the lecturer patiently explains the derivation of the results, I had to go back and forth a number of times to understand what was happening.
By francesc b•
Jun 02, 2018
I found hard to follow the mathematical proofs, and without a clear step by step formula sheet the last assignment was very hard. All in all I found the course very useful, although I would have liked more intuitive comprehension rather than deep mathematical comprehension. The previous two courses I think matched the balance. Potentially this was not possible for PCA?
By Omoloro O•
Aug 07, 2019
Compared to the first two courses in this specialisation, this course was not very engaging. Additionally it was often hard to see what the end-goal was and the instructor seemed to be going deep into details without making the practical reasoning behind it clear. Furthermore, a lot of the exercises involved repetitions of tasks that can easily be done by computers.
By Ronny A•
Oct 15, 2018
The content is good. But there were Jupyter Notebook/Server problems. (i) Submit button on notebooks did not work. Posted about this and staff did not respond or help. Then I found a workaround and shared with others. (ii) The graded assignments could be run ok, but the optional ones could not run at all owing to server timeout/bandwidth problems.
Nov 07, 2019
Classers are good. However, the exercise platform is full of bugs. Notebook keeps disconnecting, making it unable to save the latest changes. The automatic grader requires a very specific implementation in the last notebook, which is not mentioned anywhere and can you make lose hours debugging an implementation that is otherwise correct.
By Toan T L•
Oct 03, 2018
Thank you to all the professors and staffs for such a wonderful program. I did learn a lot.
This last course is indeed a fun and challenging one. But it fells short compared to the other two due to some aspects which can be improved in the future.
Nevertheless, I'm glad that I can learn about PCA.
By Arnaud J•
Jun 12, 2018
This course is way more brutal than the two previous courses in the specializationIt is also very mathematically oriented, it lacks the graphics / animation / intuition that was given in the first two courses.However, if you make it, you indeed have a good understanding of PCA.
By Xin W•
Nov 12, 2019
To me, the first 3 weeks in this course is good. But the 4th week is quite confusing. And I don't understand the applicable meaning for the materials in the 4th week. I may need to review what I learned in the 4th week and then decide whether I understand it completely.
By Manju S•
Jan 29, 2019
Instructor has good knowledge of the subject. The course content structure is designed well.
Concepts could have been presented with more clarity. Programming assignments need more instructions and less assumption on what the students already know.
By Alexander Z•
Sep 14, 2018
Good Course, but
Too less examples to do the quizes on the first run.
Programming assignments are not clearly stated, so you need unnecessary much time to succeed.
I liked the Linear Algebra & Multivariate Modul more!
By Marina P•
Sep 06, 2019
The course is interesting, but some of the quizzes were not done very well. After the first 2 parts of this course, which were just amazing, this one seems kind of worse, although by itself its not that bad.
By Cécile L•
Apr 14, 2019
Amazing topic, great teachers and nice videos, but assignments can be slightly frustrating and some aspects (matrix calculus, derivatives, etc.) are really expedited... Still worth your time!!!
By Nicholas K•
Apr 28, 2018
It's a shame. There's lots of good material and I learned a lot. But a staggering amount of time was wasted figuring out gaps in the instructions - portions felt more like hazing than teaching.
By Adrian C•
Sep 22, 2019
The derivatiion of the PCA in the last week can be broken into 2 weeks with different programming assignments to get a closer and more confident understanding of the PCA method.
By Jean D D S•
Aug 31, 2019
I would ask the lecturer to go on more detail on the explanations and do (more) examples.
The lecturer tends to skip a few steps during calculations and demonstrations.
By Wang Z•
Jul 08, 2018
The knowledge introduced in this course is really helpful. However, the programming assignments are very time consuming and not necessarily relevent
By Iurii S•
Mar 26, 2018
Decent explanations of PCA idea, but assignments do not provide a clear feedback of what is wrong with the implementation util you get it right.
By NEHAL J•
Apr 21, 2019
The course was highly challenging. I wish some of the explanations were detailed and the assignments had better instructions.
By Ana P A•
Apr 22, 2019
The professor of other two a way better. This one skips some steps in some explanation that makes the tasks hard to do
By Chuwei L•
Apr 05, 2019
worse than previous courses of machine learning specialization. Really confused me when introduced the inner products.
Jul 09, 2018
Honestly this course is the one worthing attempting. However, last week's content is really messy and challenging.
By Hsueh-han W•
Sep 20, 2019
many steps are not clear enough that I have to spend a lot of additional time to figure out the details.
By Gurudu S R•
Sep 16, 2019
Tutor is not clear and concise on the concepts. Need more examples for Week 2 and Week 3.
By Sagun P S•
Mar 14, 2019
Tough one if you are new to programming or doesn't have excellent understanding of Maths