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About the Course

One of the most common tasks performed by data scientists and data analysts are prediction and machine learning. This course will cover the basic components of building and applying prediction functions with an emphasis on practical applications. The course will provide basic grounding in concepts such as training and tests sets, overfitting, and error rates. The course will also introduce a range of model based and algorithmic machine learning methods including regression, classification trees, Naive Bayes, and random forests. The course will cover the complete process of building prediction functions including data collection, feature creation, algorithms, and evaluation....

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MR
Aug 13, 2020

recommended for all the 21st centuary students who might be intrested to play with data in future or some kind of work related to make predictions systemically must have good knowledge of this course

AD
Feb 28, 2017

Issues of every stage of the construction of learning machine model, as well as issues with several different machine learning methods are well and in fine yet very understandable detail explained.

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By Yuriy V

Mar 10, 2016

I liked the course and found it informative, but wish there were more stuff on unsupervised learning neural network algorithms (SOMs). Learning about most used algos are great, but would also like to know other machine learning algos that are used concurrently.

By Marcus S S

Feb 25, 2017

Great course! The hands-on approach make it very useful for one to start doing some very interesting analysis in real life! Thanks a lot! You guys could only make some efforts in updating some classes and packages used in quizzes. But the rest was great!

By Rohit P

Nov 13, 2016

Lectures were not very detailed.

Quizzes were good and challenging, but too many times the results didn't match the answers even when the random seed was set right

Final project should have been more challenging with more models to build and compare

By subrata s

Mar 9, 2017

Very good course. The content can be enriched with some more technical details behind the various techniques. There needs to be 1 more course on Practical Machine Learning in the specialization as 1 course is far too less for such a vast topic.

By Samuel Q

Oct 24, 2018

Good course to get only the basics of machine learning. The assignments and quizzes are great but the lecture material is very brief and short. The references provided throughout the lectures are probably the best source of more information.

By Robert W S

Nov 21, 2016

Great intro to machine learning. Several algorithms with some ideas on sampling and pre-processing techniques are covered. Adding a textbook as done with some of the other data science classes would help, but other resources are referenced.

By Sabawoon S

Sep 14, 2017

Excellent course, very practical. Found the project challenging as preprocessing data required some knowledge of the limitation of the RandomForest method i.e. both train and test needs to have same classes of data with similar levels.

By Kalle H

Jun 25, 2018

Nice course that tries to fit a lot of material into four weeks. Due to this, the material is not so deep, although pointers are given to where the student can find additional information related to each subject covered by the course.

By Kamran H

Feb 18, 2016

Pretty good overview of how to build some types of machine learning models through the caret library in R, but not much in terms of the theoretical underpinnings or why one method is better than the other or where it is most suitable.

By Brynjólfur G J

Sep 24, 2017

Some problems with current and old versions of packages and problems with using other packages on different operating systems. Though that did also help foster an independent research style which will help me in the future.

By Chonlatit P

Oct 20, 2018

GREAT course! There are all base of machine learning field. The limitation is blur between basic and detail especially maths. This course, sometimes , show the maths that make you confuse if you're not familiar with them.

By Emily M

Mar 12, 2018

This course gives an overview of a broad subject. My personal feeling is that there could have been some more indepth examples/case studies to demonstrate how to apply these methods and analyse /interpret the outcomes.

By Orest

Jan 22, 2018

It needs more mathematical detail. Otherwise is a fairly comprehensive class, and a great tutorial on the caret package. I recommend it, if you need to refresh concepts and get some practical exposure to caret.

By Max

Feb 7, 2021

It is a nice introduction, but the course is not as good as the other ones from the specialization. Nonetheless, it is just right to get into ML, understand key concepts, applications, algorithms and practice.

By Bruce I K

Oct 20, 2016

It's a great course but I hope you add a few things. The course about the machine learning algorithm is so basic. Please get deep into the machine learning algorithm. Then it would become the perfect course.

By Aashay M

May 29, 2016

In my opinion this course is highly technical and demanding in nature compared with the others. The learning experience is good and coursera.org has given a opportunity for customization ! thank you Coursera

By Paul K

Apr 8, 2017

Very good summary of strengths/weaknesses of various machine learning algorithms. This lecturer's style and production quality is much higher than in the previous two courses in the specialization series.

By Andrés D C

Jun 1, 2021

A well descriptive experience for this subject; really steps into how to handle information and how to extract info from them. You need to be prepared with Regression Models, it's the base of it.

By Erika G

Jul 28, 2016

I learned a lot in this class. There are slight gaps from the depth of material covered in the lectures to the quizzes and assignment. If you're good at researching online, you'll be fine.

By haridas P

Mar 13, 2021

This is a well thought about course which focuses on familiarizing the learner on the concepts of Machine Learning and develops a love in the learner towards predictive modeling. Thank you

By Jiarui Q

Mar 27, 2019

It is still kind of hard for a learner to understand the methods. But it gives me a overall introduction of machine learning and I will have further learning in the future.

By Matthew C

Dec 11, 2017

Lots of good material, but some things (like PCA) didn't receive enough coverage in the lectures. The quizzes also weren't great at testing the material in the lectures.

By Utkarsh Y

Nov 17, 2016

Great course. Only missing piece is the working information / maths behind the models. But as the name suggests it teaches practical approach towards machine learning.

By Craig S

Feb 12, 2018

Not as detailed as some others in the specialization which is a shame but good none the less. The videos go through the info quickly so be prepared to go back over.

By Roberto G

May 20, 2017

Great as an introduction for someone with no practical experience. Lectures are too theoretical and lack some examples to translates the theory into practice