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About the Course

"A picture is worth a thousand words". We are all familiar with this expression. It especially applies when trying to explain the insight obtained from the analysis of increasingly large datasets. Data visualization plays an essential role in the representation of both small and large-scale data. One of the key skills of a data scientist is the ability to tell a compelling story, visualizing data and findings in an approachable and stimulating way. Learning how to leverage a software tool to visualize data will also enable you to extract information, better understand the data, and make more effective decisions. The main goal of this Data Visualization with Python course is to teach you how to take data that at first glance has little meaning and present that data in a form that makes sense to people. Various techniques have been developed for presenting data visually but in this course, we will be using several data visualization libraries in Python, namely Matplotlib, Seaborn, and Folium. LIMITED TIME OFFER: Subscription is only $39 USD per month for access to graded materials and a certificate....

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Nov 27, 2018

The course with the IBM Lab is a very good way to learn and practice. The tools we've learned in this module can supply a good material to enrich all data work that need to be presented in a nice way.


Aug 13, 2020

Great course, one of the best course to get hands-on learning for Data Visualization with Python. Particularly the lap exercise, it will make you think on every line of code you write. Excellent!!!

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By Deepak N

Apr 19, 2019

Needs better and more elaborate explanation. It's too tough to understand and execute.Thanks!

By Thais C M

Jul 24, 2019

Some of the questions on the final assignment questions were not covered on this course.

By Anna K

Mar 4, 2019

There was no course material teaching us how to do one of the tasks for final assignment

By Richard L

Mar 13, 2020

A lot of material is not explained verbally, videos are half-useless and repeating.

By Marcelo A

Jan 11, 2022

Final assignment confusing. Some code questions of the tests were poorly formatted

By Divya S

Jan 4, 2021

The tutorial videos needed to have more content and explanation and not the labs.

By Sumit A

Nov 30, 2019

Please have more explanation in Videos. The content is not covered enough in labs

By Nicholas A M

May 10, 2021

Solid lectures, but final project and labs had errors. Fix these problems soon.

By Armen M

Nov 26, 2019

Not Fully explained. The final agriment tasks not match with course content

By Jan D

Oct 6, 2018

No Instructors helping out. Little is learned... Not worth taking.

By Catalina M C

Mar 23, 2020

The lab stopped working and we didn't get any support.

By Mehul S

Jan 4, 2020

Questions in the peer graded are little out of scope.

By Osama H

Dec 11, 2020

need to adjust material very bad labs and tutorials

By David H

Mar 23, 2020

Poor examples / labs! Labs very often not working.

By Dylan S

Jan 5, 2021

lack of adequate instruction for some assignments

By Dony G

Feb 6, 2020

Poor study material compared to the assignment

By supman

May 17, 2022

opening a tool takes too long

By Joshua T

Aug 3, 2019

Need to be clearer

By Bryce M

Jan 5, 2021

not very clear

By Jayne P

Apr 28, 2021


The hands-on lab portion of the Coursera course "Data Visualization with Python" cannot be accessed for more than two weeks. Several students have posted their concerns, and they have not been answered."

On accessing the Skill Network through the site and clicking I am not a robot the screen appears that says "Please wait while we prepare to start your lab environment. This shouldn't take more than a minute." The connection either times out, or posts a gateway error more than 90% of time." I have tried on several networks, browsers and computers.

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By Stephane D

May 16, 2022

In general, I have no comments to make on the quality of the courses in this IBM Certification. The content is excellent, the teachers are competent. On these points this course is no exception to the rule. Nevertheless, I experienced my first frustration with this course. And my frustration grew exponentially with the amount of time wasted. (1) the first problems relate to the Theia tool and the very approximate support. And since the final submission is a Dashboard, I spent a few days installing my own tools. And trying to find a solution to submit my Jupyter notebook and run it. Typically Github and MyBinder*. (2) On the last day, I discover that the final submission consists of "screenshots". I wonder how such a bad idea could "germinate". The questions are confusing. It took me a little while to understand what the teacher wanted. Overall, I spent more time preparing the answers than writing the code. In reviewing the submissions of other students, I found that many had not understood the questions. One of the students got a 0, for submitting his Jupyter Notebook pdf to all questions. My frustration escalated. ------- There is an urgent need to redesign the submission process for this course! Either a Jupyter notebook on IBM Watson, or on Github with MyBinder* for the execution. The submission and correction process will be greatly improved. Thanks for reading me. *Clear illustration ofJupyter Notebook, GitHub + MyBinder, accessible to everyone. At 5:11 change "master" to "main"

By Penélope L L

Mar 9, 2021

This course lacks of explanations. Theory is very badly built. It was clearly the worst that I have done so far. I only learn about the "existence" of some tools or posibilities but it is imposible to understand how those works.

As I said theory clarifies nothing and as for the practice exercices would only for advanced students who already know the tools and need to practice to remember again.

The final assigment reflects the lack of foundation wich is consistent in the whole course. But the worst is that you have to do a master just to post the answers. You have to really do a collage of images, cut paste... really artistic. It takes more time posting the answers than really doing the assignement. At the end you would be graded not only for the accomplish of the final assignement but for your skill in fitting different screen shots in one image. Very sad.

Lastly, it is very disappointing to see that students have been complaining for those things since 2019 and they haven't done anything about it. That is ignominious!

By Paul T

Feb 6, 2022

I was diapointed with the course.

1)the most important thing is the Skills Network Labs. As i saw in the comment section and from my expirience the software glitses alot. i had the same code without changing it and was trying for 2 hours and it showed me that i had made a syntax error. the next day i did the same and i had the same problem. after closing the window and opening a new terminal for several dozen times the program actualy worked! without me changing my code!

2) the instructions on how to take the screen shots at the final assigment and are horibble and so confusing.for example in the drop dwon menu question it should say: "take TWO!! screen shots of each drop down menu. and put them in one file"

3)the course never explains the HTML language and just tells you to copy past it and make minor changes on it.

most on my effort on this course was spent on fixing a problem that i found out was the softwares problem and then trying to interpert the sceenshot instructions for the final exam.

By Kristin R

Mar 23, 2022

If I could if a zero star, I would. I desperately needed help, asked for it in the forums, and they deleted it! My IBM account on Watson was closed because I was not and COULD NOT pay the amount that IBM wants for their watson studio, so I had to sign up a different way to continue this program. However the labs that are used in this course won't let me use my new account and keep telling me that I needed to open a support ticket... which I did. Got no reply to that. What the point of having a help center when they're not willing to help?

I, personally, would NEVER use IBM Watson Studio's for anything if this is how they "help" you. I was very excited to start this "Perfessional Program" and now I feel like I wasted my time and money on this. So extremely frustrating. I only had thos course and two more to do and I would've been able to get the certificate. I will let whoever I need to know about this program and inform them to keep their money and time away from it.

By Alberto S

Jun 19, 2021

The overall course is not bad (even when they repeat way more than necessary the same concepts), they give you hints about matplotlib and seaborn. But I cannot rate the course with more than one star because the final proyect is a complete mess. They spend 4/5 of the course teaching you about python and then, in the last proyect you need to control html and have an understanding of some technologies that didn't appear in the course, deal with outdated materials with errors (you need to scrap the internet for solutions to bugs and problems in the code they give you, unreal...), with the need of search for a solution in the forum, where other classmates are in the same confusion as you. The worst course inside the IBM specialization by far. Not recommended, there are way better courses online to learn python visualization.