Apr 18, 2016
I give this course 5 star because I did Bioinformatics I and I totally enjoy it.\n\nThis is where programming can be fun, and practical, and you'll learn some basic biology too.\n\nWhat's not to love?
Aug 16, 2017
I learned a lot from this difficult and time-consuming course! It covers biological concepts using Python. It made learning Python more interesting for me, since I have always loved biology.
por James O•
Sep 16, 2019
The course tries hard to balance programming and biology but the programming can become quite a challenge for people with little to no experience in programming.
por Pablo R M•
Mar 13, 2020
Not truly for beginners. If you don't have previous knowledge of Python and algorithms expect to invest a lot more than 4 hours a week
por Merna F•
Sep 05, 2020
this course was very useful for me but it is very very difficult for a beginner, I was suffering from trying to understand it
por Chahat B•
Jul 26, 2020
Very difficult for no coding background people. It would be really helpful if you could describe the error in better ways
por Osi A•
Apr 28, 2020
This course although well taught does not take into account those that know nothing about programming
por Linyi Z•
Jun 21, 2017
the instructions in the stepik notes were unclear. i would say the optional lecture video was better
por ISIAKA B A•
Jun 19, 2020
This course is not for beginners. It is for those with background computer knowledge
por Rubén d S I•
Feb 20, 2017
Very interesting but i don't like switching e-learning platforms
por Laura D C L•
May 04, 2020
Useful but terribly difficult, it is not for beginners
por Aravind S•
Jul 31, 2020
I am not able to find the unenroll option
por Dr. A A M•
May 20, 2020
The coding is too tough for beginners
por Akshita J•
Jul 16, 2020
its quite tough for beginners
por Zsuzsanna Z•
Apr 30, 2019
You have to be very dedicated and have high frustration tolerance if you are actually a beginner in programming. This course expects you to complete the Codecademy Python Course in advance (which will take you several weeks) but it still won´t be enough to really keep up with the bioinformatics concepts that are introduced. Also, the explanations in the course itself are very, very rudimental, although the optional videos do a better job here.
All in all, I am glad I had the possibility for learning something new and I fought myself through the course but please don´t believe that it´s suitable for beginners.
por Rohit P•
Jun 04, 2020
Not one i would recommend to a beginner. I feel not so well by this course haha. It was tough, very tough for a biologist [ Primatologist/Zoologist ] like me but ofcourse i fought through & finished it. However, if any beginner wants to start this, i would recommend they learn Python atleast to the advanced level before approaching this course. That would make this fine. Also, the hours denoted to all weeks are not correct. Some weeks have 4 hours mentioned as the required time but those were the weeks that required me to put in 16+ hours. Cheers for the efforts to the team though.
por Daniel P•
Feb 15, 2020
As a biologist without any programming skills, I found this course REALLY difficult. That was totally unexpected as the description of the course states that no programming skills are necessary. I thought really hard to learn the Python by resolving Codeacademy exercises while trying to implement the language to solve the book problems. In other words, I felt that the platforms used in this course were very disconnected. In my opinion, it would be easier to learn python by directly learning how to solve simple biological questions instead of complicate ones presented in the book.
Sep 06, 2017
This course replies heavily (almost entirely) on codeacademy to teach the coding material. Unfortunately, the material chosen for this course does not line up with the courses supplied by codeacademy. If you want to follow the lesson plans as outlined here, you need to do multiple extra courses on codeacademy before you can reach the material discussed in the coursera lesson. As such, the estimated time for completion is drastically lower than the actual time to completion for people new to coding.
por Shyam P•
Jun 16, 2018
The quizzes were extremely annoying, they weren't hard but for example with the final quiz: I would properly calculate the normalized probabilities but every possible version of me rounding it was incorrect. I proceeded to show a friend who has a PhD in mathematics and he was equally stressed by questions like this
por Misheel E•
Sep 18, 2020
The description of the course is misleading, you do have to know Python in order to fully focus on the biological problem. Requires more than 8 hrs per each coding section if you are beginner. Wouldn't mark the class as Beginner.
por Anhiti S•
Jun 10, 2020
The external tool was too complex for a beginner in programming, which defeats the purpose of the exercise. This made me lose interest very quickly.
por Rithvik S•
Oct 21, 2020
Can be more interactive with videos for beginners for more comprehensive understanding. Otherwise, wonderful, highly informative content!
por Adam J•
Jul 08, 2018
Programming part not well explained and too difficult- it can clearly be seen from the comments that many people have the same issues
por MD A J N•
Oct 13, 2018
no 6 quiz of week 4 is bad in answering every time ans submit the right ans i got the wrong in after assessment. it may be improved
por Florian H•
Jul 14, 2020
Gets quickly very confusing and difficult. Also, do the Codeacademy Python class before even starting this course.
por Kyle S•
Oct 07, 2020
Programming Level is NOT FOR BEGINNERS. The Codecademy was useless when compared to the coding assignments given.
por Ojochenemi E•
Sep 12, 2020
the coding aspect were neither clear nor easy enough for a biologist who is new to programming to grasp