Nov 21, 2019
It's a really great course with proper hands on time and the assignments are great too. i got enough opportunity to explore the things which were taught in the course. Really Satisfied. Thanks :)
Jan 08, 2020
This course gives very well knowledge about different types of visualization techniques and helps to start with visualization. Coursera provided an amazing course with an amazing instructor.
By Karim C N•
May 29, 2019
It was a good course that follows steps clearly and effectively. However, I cannot rate it higher that 2 stars for a very important reasons: Big Parts of the Final peer-reviewed assignment are not even covered in the course!!! I had to scour the internet and find my own solutions (and many others clearly had the same problem as seen in the discussions section). This is a big problem and needs to be addressed as we should be tested on the material actually learnt!
Also, almost every video repeats how the data is 'cleaned' which is good once or twice, but unnecessary the 15th time.
By Tom M•
Jun 05, 2019
The final assessment was not covered in class, and it was very difficult to figure out how to do.
By Iakov L•
Jan 24, 2019
I did not like that some assignments do no rely on the material that was given in the course. For example, data visualisation with Artist layer was not covered in details in the course and you have to spend tons of time on Internet digging out how to implement that. This is a waste of time, I need a course that gives me complete and structured info, not a course that sends me out to explore the Internet.
By Karel H•
Sep 02, 2019
Final exam was frustrating. It took longer to complete than the rest of the course combined. Questions were included that were not part of the course including the need to reset keys. Peer review was almost impossible since I could not read the tiny screen shots very well.
By Dan S N•
Apr 23, 2019
Data could in most cases not be loaded, making the labs useless. Also, the videos have unnecessarily much redundancy. Really didn't learn much from this course.
By Nils W•
Mar 26, 2019
It is a strange course and the worst in this specialisation so far. In one week 50% of the video is how the data is prepared. That would be ok if it won´t be the same video snippet 4 times. Also the relation of video vs. reading is 1 to 6. In one week is only 6 minuites of Video and about 1 h of ungraded assignment.
The final assignment isn´t solvable with the given code or examples. It is ok that one had to google for code snippets, but this is far too much.
By Ismael S•
Jun 04, 2019
The course is very inconsistent, it repeats the same one minute in all of the videos, when reviewing the dataframe. Many times some things are asked without providing previous explanation, and the final assignment is also an example, I had to search all over internet to resolve it, because I couldn't find any reference in the content provided.
By Jianzhi W•
Apr 03, 2019
worst instructor I have ever seen,
very few instruction but the assignment is extremely hard!!
By Baidi W•
Jun 10, 2019
I would give zero if the system has. An empty course that you almost cannot learn anything especially when you're going to practice.
Jun 07, 2019
No mid-lecture quizzes
End of section quizzes test rote memorization
Narration is poorly done
By Roger S P M•
Dec 29, 2018
The course material is not sufficient for completing the final graded assignment. It required many hours of internet research to collect the details necessary for the final graded assignment.
By Yuanyuan J•
Jan 23, 2019
The course materials are poorly structured. Labs are not well-designed and not friendly to students with little experience. This is not a very effective course.
By Stephen P•
Feb 22, 2019
This course was really well designed. I've taken the preceding courses and I really connected with the format of this course. I liked how the labs really explored different options and played around with the code in a variety of ways to show a more complete picture of what the code instances can do. I especially liked how sometimes the labs would purposely use incorrect code which users might enter, and then explain why that code didn't apply or work for given scenarios.
I liked how the videos (specifically regarding Canada dataset) would repeat the cleansing of the data and introduction of the data for each type of plot because it really reinforced the concept, however it could have been better if the corresponding code were displayed alongside its effects instead of just showing its effects because then it would drive home the code and the concept instead of just the concept.
I also liked the fact that the final project asked students to make connections beyond the individual class scope, as a way of teaching that mimics real-world projects and learning.
By Sarra A•
Jan 26, 2019
I appreciate that the videos were done in a human's voice and not a robot. It helps me focus to hear the natural pace and emphasis on certain points. Also, the labs were very clear (thank you). There was clear guidance/notes through steps which is very helpful because this is a new thing for me. The final was also fair and comprehensive. I have a long way to go but this class was very well done.
By Andrew C•
Apr 20, 2019
The course labs had broken links which caused issues with several of the students. The quizzes also had several question choices where two of the answer choices were the exact same, leaving the student to guess. Not to be so critical, although the datacamp classes are much more effective when it comes to learning.
By Sisir K•
Apr 24, 2019
A lot of functions and lines of code weren't explained they were just left to be figured out by the learner. While some lines of code could be understood without much explanation, others were too complex for people new to programming (which most people taking this course are).
By Mya S•
Sep 09, 2019
This was a valuable course to learn visualization with Python. I especially appreciate the section on mapping and the waffle charts. The only suggestion I would offer is to have more opportunities for practice coding, especially for grouping data for analysis, labeling charts, calculating percentages. These could either be optional assignments or links to other resources. But regardless, this is the best course out of the series for me so far.
By Toan T L•
Oct 21, 2018
This course is really good. The instructor did a great job introducing common graphs, charts and map techniques. What they look like. How, where and when to use them.
The lab is time-intensive which give chance to thoroughly practice the technique. One more plus point is the lab uses real data and guide you through the step of retrieving, cleaning, analyzing, visualizing and mapping.
By Mirena T T•
Apr 24, 2020
Great course, extremely thorough! Interesting assignments. It is more than obvious that the author has put time and effort into it. Thanks for that :)
By Joshua W•
May 21, 2019
A lot of the work in the final project was not in the course (in either the content or the lab work). There were plenty of topics covered that could have formed a challenging final project without asking us to do things that we weren't equipped to do by the course. Fortunately, I was able to find what I needed but after putting all of that work into the course and labs, I shouldn't have had to spend as many hours on the final project as I did. If those are things I needed to know, then the content was inadequate. If I didn't need to know those things, the project was poorly created.
By Guillermo M M•
Aug 18, 2018
ZERO support from our teachers, assignments that have little to do with what they teach us (Videos don't even have any information explaining core concepts) Most of the learning was done by Google. Quite annoying to be honest.
By pawar p•
Jul 10, 2019
Need more detailed explaination of artist layer. Very confusing. Questions on topics which are not covered in syllabus.
By Clarence E Y•
Mar 30, 2019
This course provides lectures that enable learners to understand the theory, application and practices that data scientists use to create meaningful visual presentations of complex data relationships. The labs provide adequate opportunities to do hands-on end-to-end work with data and visualization tools. The learner is challenged to go beyond the scope of information presented in the course to also search other resources to gain the knowledge necessary to complete the final project. Searching for additional resources builds a foundation for independent future work.
By Chris A B•
Oct 27, 2019
The final project was somewhat more challenging due to some file downloading issues. But I was able to get some help in the forums for that, which helped me accomplish my goals.
By Rubén A G Z•
Apr 22, 2020
I learned and understood how to make graphics based on a previously clean and standardized data source. I liked this section.