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 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.
por Amine M•
The course content is great. The lecturer is great as she explains intuitively! Unfortunately, the programming assignments are horrible. Code is being provided without any mentioning in the PDF problem sheet. Moreover, most of the functions provided are not commented at all. Testing and debugging your method is made incredibly difficult because of the cryptic infrastructure of the test samples and too many typos in almost every problem sheet, which does not even get corrected even though many course takers pointed out these typos years ago. Finally, the forum for discussions is basically dead. If you do not get something there is no hope for you but to give up because mentors are not available in the forum. All in all, this class is really great but does not deliver enough content and information in order to be able to solve the programming assignment problems.
por Diogo P•
Unfortunately, in my opinion, this course is not as well structured as the first course (PGM1: structure). There are some bugs/issues with the PAs code that should have been fixed and the course material could focus a bit more on the case of continuous random variables (which are almost ignored throughout the course). It is still a great and totally worth it course, though. Highly recommended for machine learning post-graduate students.
por Akshaya T•
The material is quite good and a good depth for a first pass. I would definitely have liked that there be some structure slides at the start of the lecture set. Saying -- this is what we will learn in week 1 week 2.. so on, so I know what I am getting into. The way it is designed now, I am swimming in the water so deep that I can barely see 1 week away.