Aug 18, 2019
Great for a fundamental course. I have to admit that I had learnt python a few years back and was using this as a practice and revision course. But I learnt a lot more which I can add to my knowledge.
Nov 17, 2017
This is a introductory course i would recommend. I especially liked that the instructors took the time to go through the python visualizer and try to unveil some of the background workings in python.
por Alexander K•
Jun 12, 2018
Good for beginners in python
por Aaron Z•
Jul 05, 2017
Some wording in quizzes were a bit ambiguous. Lectures and note summaries were very clear and easy to follow.
por Manisha S•
Jul 17, 2017
Good for beginners
por Srivathsan P•
Oct 11, 2016
A good course for beginners.
por reagan s•
May 02, 2018
This is my first time to try python and It is a good course on computer language python for beginners. Mentors are very helpful and lectures and assignments of this course are made in way to make the basics clear (as done with me).
por Zubaer K•
Jan 04, 2018
IF YOU'RE NEW TO PROGRAMMING, READ THIS. The course was helpful in getting started understanding the fundamentals of programming. However, what was waaaaay more helpful was the textbook written by the teachers of this course.
If you rely on this course alone to teach you anything, unless you already have an in-depth understanding of programming in another language, you will be completely lost. Honestly, I don't even understand how someone could pretend that this is a viable approach to learning programming. It's probably why I've failed at learning so many times before.
A much more helpful approach is to get the textbook, PRACTICAL PROGRAMMING - AN INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE USING PYTHON 3, and read the chapters before watching the videos. Almost all of the weeks of the course line up perfectly with the chapters of the textbook, so you don't have to read too far ahead. The course covers chapters 1-11, although not everything is covered. One other helpful trick is to look at the course documents for the week - they often show what chapter and section they are covering, so you can read that specific part before watching the videos.
I just finished the course and I am excited to finally have figured out how to get started on coding. Hoping and crossing fingers and toes that the second course in this series is as good as the first.
por Matheus R•
Aug 12, 2017
The classes are clear and well explained, the exercises are challenging but not excessively hard and all the content was amazingly well planned and executed. My only problem with the course was the terrible audio quality in the videos. Too many times I had to go back a few seconds to make sure I understood what was being said.
por Thaina V•
Jun 17, 2017
por Pi-Hsing C•
Feb 13, 2017
Pro : 1. Instructors explained the fundamentals in details.
2. The lessons are concise and with just enough information.
Con : 1. This course is not updated to the latest Python 3.5 (even in 2016).
2. Many solutions of the quizzes should be explained afterward.
3. The lack of interactions between students due to the "design limit" of Coursera.org
Overall : A decent fundamental course to help step into Python 3 programming and computer science.
por Daniel P•
Aug 19, 2017
Clear instruction and good exercises
por Richard V•
Jan 11, 2017
Great course. I learnt the importance and use of a good docstring! Some of the quizzes are a bit heavy going.
por Balaji G•
Mar 04, 2018
Excellent introduction to Python . Instructors have a very good technique for explaining complex topics in a simple way
por Leandro B•
Jan 08, 2018
Well thought and very clear. The only reason I don't give the 5th star is because if you make a mistake in an assignment it does not tell you what the mistake was.
It would be nice to discover, once the exam is passed, which were the things people got wrong.
por Parshv S•
Jun 08, 2017
Good coverage of basics of Python
por Vladimir M•
Nov 09, 2016
Good for novices, but need more practical problems.
por VK M C•
Jul 18, 2017
The course gave a great overview of how to code in Python
por Javier N D•
Aug 17, 2017
Buen curso para tener una aproximación a la programación y phyton.
por Amit G•
Aug 28, 2017
Overall it's a great course for anyone who's new to programming and wants to start with Python. I wish they would include more complex examples in the lecture videos vs. spending a lot of time on repetitive commands. The assignments were the best way to learn, much better than the quizzes, hence I'd recommend adding another assignment, perhaps a final assignment. Finally it's really great the lecture summaries are provided after every video. Using the python colors instead of simple black and white would make them even greater.
por Alejandro G•
Mar 21, 2018
The course is really focused in the fundamentals and tricks to program code in a smart and efficient way avoiding duplicating lines when is not necessary.
Jun 30, 2017
Very good for grasping the basics, and a nice structure and succinct lectures. Also includes challenging projects which are the best way of learning, more of these would be good. Exceptional mentors on the forums, particularly Patrick Dennis, who gave very detailed responses and was supportive, and posed further questions and thinking points to all. Very good overall.
por Dickson A d S•
May 19, 2018
A good introduction to Python, specially to those with no programming experience as is the goal of the course. For more experienced programmers, it might be too easy since it's not intended to go deep in advanced aspects.
por Evelyn L•
Nov 10, 2017
The course is very helpful. It would be better if the lectures can be longer and more detailed.
por Bijesh M•
Aug 25, 2017
por Zhuoyu Z•
Jun 25, 2017
Materials clearly presented
por Lance W•
Jul 29, 2017
Good introduction to computer programming. If you already know a language, skip this course, if you don't then this is a great start point.