I liked the fact that the algorithms are not just the introductory searching and sorting algorithms. The assignments are fairly difficult (I have decent scripting experience), but not impossibly so.
good course, I like the fact you can use a lot of languages for you programming exercises, the content is really helpful, I would like to have more indications from the grading system to save time.
par Aleksandr F•
Overall it is a great course, the most challenging part was to understand the optional prove of the Master theorem. I believe that this course and the whole specialization is all about learning not only the mandatory material of the course, but also the whole optional material provided. Thanks to all the instructors for their hard work!
This course introduces you five basic algorithms that commonly are commonly used by programming. Each course has detailed introduction to methods and related assignments. And we could discussed the problem met in the homework in the after-class forum. Thanks to all the teachers and teaching assistants as well as our kind classmates.
The best online class I've taken so far: not only because of the clear explanation and easy-to-follow videos, but also the effort the professors have put int answering most of the questions, especially Prof. Alex. He almost answered more than half of the questions within short amount of time. This is very rarely seen in other moocs.
par WENBO M•
Really great course for an introduction to greedy, divide-and-conquer and dynamic programming techniques. Programming assignments are challenging for beginners but are really helpful for mastering the concept and materials. Referenced materials are useful to understand the concepts when listening to lectures is not enough.
par Adib C•
This course gave me a great refresher on algorithms concepts learned in college. The lectures were clear and explained complex issues in a straightforward and step-by-step manner. I also enjoyed the programming assignments: they were challenging enough to make me think, but not so hard as to take up many hours of my time.
par PRABHAT S•
I really want to thank the whole community of coursera to avail me such a great opportunity to get introduce and to be much more familiar with the content of algorithmic toolbox.it helps me to push up my rank in competitive coding contest.Now I am more confident than before at programming.
THANKS to all coursera family.
par Maxime L•
Great to lay out the basis of algorithms. Very descriptive and progressive. I enjoyed all the exercises that helped understanding and implementing all the concepts explained in this course.
It is also worth mentioning that, towards the end, they offer more advanced algorithms to challenge your newly acquired knowledge.
par David F•
Awesome course - one of my favorites I've done on Coursera. It's thorough yet clear. I also like that you can pass the course just by implementing the algorithms as shown in the lectures, but then each assignment has multiple additional problems which challenge you to think for yourself. Really great course design!
par Manav S•
Currently in my Week 2 of the Course and I have to say I absolutely enjoyed Week 1! My expectations are now even higher for week 2 and further. A great introduction to a critical topic and the best part was that I found myself completely involved to the course until I successfully submitted my assignment. Cheers!
par Abdul S•
The only thing I want to say is that the course was amazing, really amazing . Professors delivered their lectures in a perfect way that it should be delivered. Moreover, I enjoyed this course a lot and learned a lot . And I am also looking forward to be the part of coursera to improve my skills by doing courses.
par Utkarsh R•
This course is really made and teachers have really well explained the topics in detail. However, some of the topics taught doesn't feel that friendly for beginners. Questions given in assignments are really well put and will compel someone to think out of the box if someone is not familiar with the problem.
I wish the test-cases were more "open". At least SOME of them.
Many times, we felt "blindfolded" and penalised for really no fault in our actual algorithms.
Still, amazing course, great faculty, simplified introductions combined with advanced problems for the really capable.
Great mix! Keep it up!
par Ryan E•
I thoroughly enjoyed this introduction to algorithms. It covers measuring the efficiency of algorithms in general, and an introduction to the Greedy, Divide-and-Conquer, and Dynamic Programming approaches. It is a fun, and clear, with helpful hints and responsive mentors to be found in the discussion forums
par Ahmad B E•
Very good course especially for competitive programmers. Not like other courses on design algorithms which focus on teaching stander algorithms. This course focus on improving the ability to design and create new algorithms to solve real life problems which makes it prefect for competitive programmers.
par Bothayna H•
I have benefited a lot from this course. It helped me understand concepts in Algorithms that are new to me in a very efficient way. Also, the assignments and quizzes were very useful in helping me better understand the content of the course. Looking forward to completing the rest of the specialization!
par liang t•
A good course for those who want to start to learn algorithms, the test cases are well-designed. If you would like to pass all the assignment with 100 % grade, be careful about the corner cases. Thinking those corner cases could really help you learn how to test your designed algorithms efficiently.
par Suchit A•
This course helped me in building up the basic concepts of the various programming methods. The assignments for each week are really helpful and of increasing difficulty. I really had a great time solving those as they helped me improve my efficiency. Overall, this course was a wonderful experience!
par Ayush T•
This is really an important course for anyone who wants to improve their programming skills. The way in which concepts are taught make it very easy to remember in future. All the problems which were given are challenging . Due to this i developed a habit to solve a single problem by multiple ways.
par Aditya P•
The content of this course is pretty good, but most importantly the assignments are structured in a good way with just the right number of 'easy/medium' questions for a beginner to pass. The 'challenging' questions are not essential to pass the course, but thinking is essential to solve them.
par Jing M•
This course is really well designed and is quite friendly for beginners. The assignment after each topic also helps to improve the understanding of the lecture. But i think it would be better for the learners to share their codes to understand other's problems as well as to improve their own.
par Gaurav S•
Very good course, all the problems are well designed to test your critical thinking skills and there's pretty good and detailed conceptual stuff but not more than needed to make you nearly a pro.
par Harshit G•
Best course ever I had ever done before .It gave me a lot of confidence and experience and also the major thing in this is that I learnt how i have to tackle with questions
THANK YOU SO MUCH
par Thejus U P•
Good course to learn the fundamentals of algorithms and techniques to approach commonly asked interview questions.
par ADARSH K S•
this course is teach me many new think and aproach how to solve the problems