One of the best course in this specialization. It was really interesting work with some real world data which could really enhance the problem solving skills.
Great programming practice, especially the project for week4. I am more comfortable with lambda now. I am much more helpful to my son in Python classes.
By JOON T C•
By Byron E•
This is an excellent course - extremely challenging but worth it. If you manage to get through all the projects and exercises, you will definitely acquire a deeper understanding of working with lists, dictionaries, and CSV files. I've taken all the courses in this specialization so far (this one is #3), and I'm very satisfied with how much I've learned. Both instructors are very thorough, and the challenges/projects are designed to make you think deeply and clearly about the material. It's often necessary to break the assigned problems down into smaller ones that you can work through one at a time. If you are comfortable with that (and with figuring out how to do it on your own), then these classes will pay huge dividends. That said, I gave the previous two classes 5 stars and this one 4. The reason for the lower rating for this installment is that the final project was MUCH harder than the material that preceded it. It wasn't impossible, but I found myself needing a lot of intermediary scaffolding that I got (mostly) from the discussion forums while I was working through the project. IMHO, the course would be better if some of that scaffolding (specifically the example challenges created by Patrick Dennis, one of the forum monitors) were actually included in the course. In any case, I got through it, and you will too if you are willing to push through some frustration and setbacks. It was well worth the trouble, and I am on to the final installment in this specialization. Thank you Profs. Rixner and Warren (and Patrick Dennis)!
By Komal K S•
This course content was good. I learnt how to read and write from CSV file. Unfortunately, the difficulty level suddenly increases as compared to first half of this course and previous courses in this category by RICE. Compared to what was taught in the videos, the final project seemed very complex. It would have been better if the description of the final project was a bit more clear. But I did learn a lot and learnt how frustrating coding can be so! Also, I really like the 2 instructors of this course. They make the concepts pretty clear.
By Aravind R K•
This course was the hardest I have done so far in this specialization! Had to refer a lot to write the project code for week 4. Nonetheless, excellent course. This was the first time i have about the csv module. I would suggest people to take this course but make sure you are strong in dictionaries especially.
By Akshay K J•
For foundation part to data analysis and concerning about it help me in the basic understanding.
Though with the pandas library make it simple that is some sort of drawback I find.
But it make my concept clear.
Thanks for the python Data Analysis course by Rice university.
By Rashmi H•
Thanks for giving me opportunity to learn this course.
The hard part here was to understand the week 3 and week 4 assignments, But i am feeling great for achieving in getting the expected results.
By Sinem A•
It is not hard to follow the week's subjects, videos are very explanatory. But final project was very complex for me as a very beginner. There should be more exercises in previous weeks to do final project better.
By Ozgun S•
It is definitely helpful to dive into data analysis with python. You shouldn't expect much from instructions but the assignments given during the courses teach you to learn very much due to difficulty level.
By Amit C•
This course requires a lot of practice to be able to solve the project. Overall, i feel the practice was a bit less and the final project required a steep learning curve
By Md. T R•
Excellent Lecture + good support from mentors (Patrick, the only one?). However, the final project's description is quite obscure, I have to rely heavily on owl-test.
By Andrew A•
more so a data management and cleaning course rather than an actual analysis course. Was expecting more statistical analysis computation
By Joy D D•
This course is good and the instructors way of teaching is quite attractive and interactive. I have learnt a lot during this course.
A tough course (not for the fainted of heart). I love baseball and the application of the baseball data is useful for me !
By KOK K T•
Overall, this is a great course, However, used baseball as the theme of the final project is really not a good idea!
By Jacob G•
Instructions on the final were not as clear as the rest of the course, but the information given is worthwhile
By Kazi R I S•
Thank you for such a great course. However, the project descriptions were too long and hard to understand.
By Andrew C•
Project assignment was somewhat hard to follow and test as the real input was not clear.
By Dev N P•
This course is great one to provide you the fundamental concepts of python scripting.
By Pablo S•
need more practice exercises, but very good course overall
By Ankit J•
this is quite difficult and very hard than the last one
By Yalew M•
Thank you for the unlimited effort that you provided.
By Dennis J B S M•
Last signature was a little confuse
By Andrew M•
I feel like this course needs a lot of polish. The practice assignments in particular are riddled with horrible grammatical errors that make it hard to figure out what is being asked of you, especially when the author seems to be trying to be overly concise in their explanations. There's also too much reliance of documentation research. It felt like every assignment just told me to read page after page of documentation and figure out what parts were relevant on my own. Documentation research is obviously an important skill, but telling a student to learn an entirely new skill like color mapping based purely on documentation, and not telling them what parts of the documentation to focus on verges on cruel. I've never felt as frustrated with an assignment as I did with several in this course. The way the assignments were designed also made them very hard to test. The disconnect between the practice assignments and the graded assignments also caused a lot of issues with regards to flow. It feels like two courses were smashed together, one of which was fairly well built, the other of which was very much not.
My comments mostly pertain to the practice assignments. I thought the graded assignments were pretty good.
By Nicoletta H•
I brought prior basic knowledge of python which I think helped a lot completing this course. It is definitely challenging, but one learns a lot if you are willing to do your own research. The whole specialization works with videos, personally I prefer getting a bit of text, too. But this is personal preference. Only the final project - I don't know what they were thinking. It is overly complicated and the descriptions could have been a lot clearer. I'm not sure the course adequately prepares for this. Do your research on the discussion forums, otherwise you might have a hard time. Because of how the project is conceptualized, I feel like I can't really add it to my portfolio, which is really a pity.
By Youssef F•
The course is really fruitful. It covers everything I needed. What didn't work well for me was the last assignment.
A project with baseball theme isn't really a good idea, at least for me !
But i really enjoyed the course ! Thank you for this opportunity and for your efforts.