Created by:   Wesleyan University

  • Bill Boyd

    Taught by:    Bill Boyd, Visiting Associate Professor and Visiting Scholar

    Quantitative Analysis Center
LevelBeginner
Commitment4 weeks of study, 4-5 hours/week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 of 317 ratings

Great course material

Pros: I liked the programming examples and problems approach. I learned a lot, and feel confident to use python in future for more complicated scientific computing.

cons: The videos were too long, and I found I had all the info in the examples. I would have liked more guidance on how to build up simple structured programmes - the final assignment you have a giant programme already built, whereas you could have set some exercises for "split this code into two subroutines that handle different jobs".

The autograder was really frustrating (sorry, I know it must be difficult to make something fair and automatic), but the great thing about a compiler or running a program is that you get to see the errors. The autograder just says "3 errors", and the problem turns out to be nothing to do with my program, which already produces the desired output.

Very good course, lesson are clear and the teacher explain very well. I'll follow up the next course

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