Brilliant course. Loved Week 4 for OOP. This was really new for me and would love to have been able to see its application in real world examples to better cement the concepts.
Very useful, I considered myself quite an advanced R user, but this class raised the level, especially with the R as OOB part. Good investment if you are not a beginner.
por SANKAR K•
It's a good course provided you go through the material given properly especially the textbook. The assignment at the end of the course demands a good level of programming skill but unfortunately the coursework doesn't provide the students with such expertise and exposure. If the participant puts in extra effort he/she can reap good benefits.
por Matthew E•
The lessons in this course were fantastic. The one thing that bothered me was the peer review system for assignments. You end up having to wait weeks just to finish the course, even after you're done everything. Other classes use automatic or paid manual graders, which give instant feedback. I think a similar system could work here.
por Anupam K•
Great, great content. The course material is relevant and well-paced. The final peer-graded assignment is exceptionally good. It is a tad more advanced than the actual course content but is a great learning experience. At the end of the course you leave confident, because of the knowledge and the R programming skills acquired.
por Zdenek K•
Great acceleration of the specialization compared to the first course. It covers modern approaches (as map-reduce-filter implementation in purrr), nicely explains debugging, benchmarking, OOP etc. I would recommend this as a kick starter for more advanced R programming.
por Ankai X•
I find that some of the course materials are not sufficient for the learners to understand the concept in R programming and complete the assignment. The course could be improved by including more examples and hands-on exercises.
por Tarso C R•
I think, as the last week, the first 3 weeks should have something more complicated to do. The
complexity level of the exercises grows exponentially on the last week of the course.
por Ugochi J•
Great course! I gained a more in depth understanding of R and it's underlying structure. I did think there could more explanation given to object oriented programming R.
por Sheila B•
Excellent subject matter. 4 stars instead of 5 is only because there was no video. I love the videos in the other courses in this track, since I am an auditory learner.
por shan y•
the last peer review problem is much too hard for what I learned from the course material, if there is a more specific instruction for the assignment will be better.
por Robert J H•
The last problem is unnecessarily difficult with little related teaching and learning material provided. Otherwise, the course is certainly well worth taking.
por Shahin S•
Great course but would prefer more video lectures versus text based lectures. Otherwise, a great course to help build out the foundations of R programming.
por Daniel F S•
If this course could recheck the material and offer some mentors/monitors to provide hints/tips in more asked topics (like a FAQ) it would be excellent
It's really good practice for using R as a functional language, but
no video lectures makes student feel bored
por Jorge L R Z•
Good course but the part of OOP is a little too simple, some extra in class exercises could improve this.
por Aditya G•
Good Course! But focus should be more on OOPs Concepts through video lectures to better understand it.
I wish the assignments could be a mix of teacher and peer graded.
por guillermo c•
need more information about how to complete de week one
por HIMANSHU R V•
Need to have more visual approach to the course.
por Abhishek Y•
The swirl course is very helpful.
por ANNEM V•
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por Ravi P•
The forum for the final week has everyone asking each other to review their assignment because it doesn't get done. There might be something broken with the system here.
With regards to content, it would probably be better to just read Hadley Wickham's "Advanced R", and "R Packages", and "ggplot2" for this whole specialisation. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the material for the specialisation was just taken from these 3 and "R for Data Science", and then compressed to make it easier to digest in 4 week chunks.
It was ok, so I'll give it 3*. But there could've been more material here. It didn't feel "Advanced" to me.
por Jessica G•
Like the first module in the specialty, this one is riddled with typos. Some of the examples could have been a little more detailed or just more examples given. Again, some of the swirl assignments were just walking through the readings. The topics covered here are more advanced, but I feel like I just read an online tutorial and didn't really take a "class".
por Chao G•
The quality and the difficulty of this course is really good. It would even be better if more advanced topics are covered in details (e.g. AST, substitute function). However, the peer review assignment could be a pain since sometimes you do not get helpful feedback. Occasionally there are not even enough students to grade your assignment.