Just like the first course of the specialization, this course is really good. It is well organized and taught in the best way which really helped me to implement similar ideas for my projects.
I have clearly learnt a lot during this course. Even though some things should be updated and maybe completed, I would definitely recommend it to anyone whose interest lies in PGMs.
por kat i•
Amazing course offering a technical as well as intuitional understanding of the principles of doing inference
por Evgeniy Z•
Very interesting course. However, even after completing it with honors, I feel like I don't understand a lot.
por HARDIAN L•
Great balance between theories and practices. Also provide a lot of intuitions to understand the concepts
por Una S•
Amazing course! Loved how Daphne explained very complicated things in an understandable manner!
por Sriram P•
Had a wonderful and enriching fun filled experience, Thank you Daphne Ma'am
por Jerry A R•
Great course! Expect to spend significant time reviewing the material.
por Anil K•
This course induces lateral thinking and deep reasoning.
por Liu Y•
Really a interesting, challenging and great course!
por KE Z•
Very valuable course! I am glad I made it.
por Tim R•
Very interesting, more advanced material
por Arthur C•
Difficult, but it makes you think a lot!
por chen h•
Interest but difficult.
por Simon T•
Great job Prof. Koller!
por Musalula S•
This is a great course
por Wei C•
good way to learn PGM,
por Alexander K•
Thank You for all.
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por Michael K•
The course lectures are even better than PGM I, as it appears that Professor Koller has recorded some material recently that helps fill in small holes from the previously recorded lectures. Hopefully she'll have time to clean up PGM I in the near future for future students.
This course is another tour-de-force for debugging, though it definitely made me a better programmer (I'm intermediate). I wish that the Discussion Boards were more active, and it's a shame that the Mentors were Missing In Action. On the one hand, the programming instructions were sometimes a bit vague, which made the assignments less like assignments are more like research projects. For these 2 reasons, the course is 4-star rather than 5-star.
Still, it's a lot better than trying to learn this out of the book by oneself. Some say enrollment has dropped off since they began charging for getting access to Quizzes and Programming Assignments. Or it may be attrition, as these are pretty challenging (and well taught) courses. I'm very happy to support this course financially, as it's loads cheaper than what I'd be paying if I were back at Stanford.
Like PGM I, I strongly recommend doing the Honors Programming Assignments, as it's really the way to learn the material well.
I believe the course is well dictated, well organized, and follows Koller's book and so it has to be read along with the lectures. Yet, I also think that improvements are a must. The following are points I would suggest taking into account: (1) it is very frustrating to have a final exam that can only be taken every 24 Hs. The course is indeed intense so having this limitation does not improve the level. (2) practical assignments are hard to understand, no feedback is given, and sometimes I have the feeling that the instructions were cut out from some other larger more understandable assignment, maybe at Standford. It is sometimes very frustrating to do them without a clear connection to lectures or a clear understanding of what is being asked to do. Overall, I strongly suggest doing the whole specialization with accompanying material, e.g., Koller's or Murphy's books. Alone the lectures are not enough and good that so it is.