This is a great class. I learned / re-learned a ton. The assignments were challenge and left a definite feel of accomplishment. The programming environment and automated grading system were excellent.
Incredible learning experience. Every programmer in industry should take this course if only to dispel the idea that with the advent of cloud computing exponential algorithms can still ruin your day!
par Prashant N M•
Though a wonderfully structure algorithms course it suffers the most commonplace of problems i.e. sticking to a specific language for the whole course. If we don't consider that to be a problem it's really enjoyable with respect to both the coursework and the assignments as well.
par Vu A•
This course is very helpful with me. It helps me review a lot of materials about algorithms I've learn from my university. Thanks professors and other members for a great course. If you want to solid your knowledge, don't hesitate to take this course, it's total worth it.
par Harshit S•
The course was really good in giving real time examples of the algorithms and its usability in the real world ,the course should also have offered few more assignment covering each topic in the assignments using every component of the course!
par Shantanu S S•
Excellent Course. Very Good Assignments and the Autograding feature.
Some of the topics are difficult to understand. So, I think their explanation should be as per level so that all the students can understand instead of moving forward.
par Shawn X•
I took this course to get a taste of Coursera courses and a refresher on my algorithm. The course is very informational and clear (Robert is a great professor) but the home assignments are much more challenging than the course material
par Mattias H•
Great course. Sedgewick has good educational skills. The course also contains good examples and interesting assignments. I struggled a bit with the first assignments, but then I liked the last 2 better. Looking forward to part 2.
par Johan R•
Excellent course. Good lectures and interesting and challenging problems. Only drawback is that we are forced to use Java. It obviously helps with grading, but would have liked to use a language I am more familiar with.
par Ritwik B•
The course focuses on Java specific implementations of algorithms, so if you're not from a Java background, you would have a little difficulty with the assignments.The course content however is great.
par Maxim B•
I think it is a good course. I have known more about time complexity of algorithms and some applications of different kinds of the algorithms. I have spent more time then I though for this course.
par Hector E G G•
It is really good course. However for me, I took more time than the specified to solve the problems. I needed to do some research in the forums, because the instructions were not clear sometimes.
par Dmytro A•
The course lost a lot without tests. Theory is great. Assignments are pain in the azz - too much is assumed here and there. You must resubmit like a dozen of times to figure out what is wrong.
par Bryce W•
The lectures were easy to understand and the teacher did a good job explaining the material, however the assignments were a little vague and it was hard to understand exactly how to do them.
par Shuxun C•
Really good course to learn fundamental knowledge on algorithm. Programming assignment is very useful. However, lots of details of algorithm are not covered due to time constraint
par Vishesh T•
The course is awesome. It's absolutely for beginners. If it had been in C++, it would be better and more interesting. Professors are awesome. I haven't seen any course like this.
par Robert R•
The course is very difficult, but the quality is excellent. Due to the stringent grading of the program submissions, I believe more help should offered for each assignment.
par Ioannis A•
Very nice training, I enjoyed mostly the applications of them by implementing the programming assignments. What is missing is a training certification though.
par Benjamin B•
Overall, very good course. The only thing keeping this from being a 5-star course is the lack of resources around comparing completed programming assignments.
This course is very useful, the assignments are challenging. The autograder is well prepared and very helpful on improving my implementation of algorithms.
par Rushirajsinh P•
The Explanation is good and in depth.Just please write Java Code in the new standard i.e. like using System.out.println(...) instead of StdOut or StdIn
par ज्योतिष्क घ•
Good lectures, challenging assignments. Though the explanation of the assignments are very hard to understand, need to work on it to make it simple.
par Daniel L•
Lectures and content are good. Was probably better on the old coursera platform, since a lot of the exercises have never been migrated over.
par Pietro G•
4 stars because the assignments are not always clear, and Java doesn't help.
Great instructor and time well spent in my opinion!
par Daniel O•
Excellent course, a little bit difficult with some activities, but Is a good approach to understand the basis of algorithms.
par Rishikesh J•
Every thing is perfect, its just that if users was not bound by the use of programming language, then it would be perfect.
par Christien K•
The assignments are extremely challenging and enjoyable. The videos can get a bit confusing, but overall a great course.