Mar 01, 2017
Issues of every stage of the construction of learning machine model, as well as issues with several different machine learning methods are well and in fine yet very understandable detail explained.
Jun 18, 2018
Excellent introduction to basic ML techniques. A lot of material covered in a short period of time! I will definitely seek more advanced training out of the inspiration provided by this class.
par Noelia O F•
Jul 19, 2016
Good course for learning the basics of the caret package. However, it is not a good course for learning machine learning.
par Vinay K S•
Feb 19, 2017
I like initial courses like Exploratory Data Analysis but later on it got harder to follow the lectures. A lot of topics were just rushed through and little effort was made to make them engaging or interesting.
par Raj V J•
Jan 24, 2016
more needs to be taught in class. what is taught is not sufficient for quizzes.
par Surjya N P•
Jul 03, 2017
Overally course is good. But weekly programming assignments will be great.
par fabio a a l l•
Nov 14, 2017
Poor supporting material in a course that tries to cover a lot in a very limited time.
par Christian B•
Apr 30, 2017
First I want to thank very much the instructor in the online forum. He helped me a lot at the end of the course and his tutorials for gh-pages are excellent. He was also very fast in responding. Thank you.
The course did ultimately not really gave me what I was looking for. Maybe too may different facts and not enough depth. I am not sure that I can confidently say that I can build a ML model now. Technically I can, but the deeper understanding is missing. For example: When would I use which method (for example rf versus naive base), the last exercise about cross validation was not fully clear. Using the caret package is too high level for a learner. It would be better to see some more step by step examples. It was not clear to me what the expected error calculation in the last exercise was really looking at. Maybe what is missing a swirl exercises, not using caret. and then explaining how caret can simplify it. We also learned how to create a predictive model, but did not go into how the model gets updated and gets retrained, an important aspect of ML. i also do not see unsupervised learning to be covered.
par Andrew W•
Mar 13, 2018
Very interesting subject area, I think there is simply too much to cram into one course. Should consider spliting the subject into 2 courese or simply concentrate on only 1 or 2 main areas (e.g. cla
par Léa F•
Jan 09, 2018
Rather good overview. The contents could dig deeper into each subject, and it would improve the course a lot if some exercises in Swirl were added.
par Ariel S G•
Jun 27, 2017
In my opinion, this course needs a few extra exercises.
par Christopher B•
Mar 01, 2017
While the overview of the content seemed very reasonable both in scope and pacing, the lack of swirl exercises meant that the final project for the course was a bit jostling. Overall, I think this course still needs some development in the way of exercises to familiarize the student with the practical exercises associated with machine learning.
par Eduardo P•
Apr 14, 2017
This is such a cornerstone topic to the Data Science Specialization that I think it deserves a better designed and more polished curriculum. The subject is so extensive that it might be worthy to split the contents in two courses. Finally, I would like to suggest the authors of the course modeling the curriculum following the amazing treatment of the subject found in "Introduction to Statistical Learning" by Hastie, Tibshiriani et. al.
par Christoph G•
Dec 04, 2016
The topic is too big, for one course from my point of view.
par Andrew W•
Feb 10, 2017
The videos are really tutorials on R functions for machine learning and data wrangling. A good substitute for "Machine Learning" by Andrew Ng in terms of managing data sets and exploratory analysis.
par Hongzhi Z•
Jan 03, 2018
All the formulas and code in slides are too abstract. If can be more charts to interpret that will be better.
par Brian F•
Aug 16, 2017
There was some good material in here, but it was rushed and is deserving of a much longer course - especially compared to some of the other modules in this course.
par Kyle H•
May 09, 2018
A brisk introduction to some of the basics of Machine Learning. Will leave with an understanding of a few ways to use the caret package.
par BAUYRJAN J•
Mar 01, 2017
Instructor rushes the course and does not explain much in the same level of details as respective quiz requires
par Jorge L•
Oct 13, 2016
Fair but assignments are not very well explained
par Samy S•
Apr 23, 2016
As as standalone course on machine learning, it's probably best to take Andrew Ng's class on Coursera. This course mostly teaches the basic usage of the caret package. It is too short to cover more fundamental topics in machine learning, like how to choose an algorithm based on the problem and the data.
I took this class just because I was engaged in the Data Science specialization. I wanted to clear the Capstone project and get the Data Science specialization certificate.
Nov 14, 2016
Although again very interesting, I found the lack of additional materials such as practical exercises, swirls and a book reduced the depth of the course knowledge for me. Maybe we have been spoiled by the previous courses :-)
par Dheeraj A•
Jan 18, 2016
I believe this course is critical and much needed given where the Industry is heading. Prof Leek, has tried his best to explain the concepts in a lucid manner, however the complexity of the content, may challenge most students.
A few more examples with R code would have been helpful as translating problem statement to R code may not be intuitive.
I would highly recommend that students should plan to study some advance statistics before attempting this course. Having said that, i think this is a wonderful starter course to get a glimpse of what Machine Learning is all about.
par Max M•
Dec 12, 2017
Should have gone into more depth and included swirl lessons, like previous courses. The quizzes were very challenging though, so that helped.
par Francois v W•
Dec 10, 2017
The course gives a decent overview of the model building process and covers a good spread of machine learning methodologies. I found that the videos focused too much on some basic/immaterial concepts at times and tended to gloss over the more in-depth or complicated sections. It would have helped if difficult concepts were explained with more examples. This meant that a lot of self study outside the lecture notes had to be done. The way that the final assignment had to be submitted on Github resulted in me spending 8 times longer on learning how to post my results than actually building the model - some more guidance here would have helped a lot as the process was very frustrating.
par Serene S•
Apr 29, 2016
par Yury Z•
Feb 03, 2016
I'm somewhat disappointed. I attend almost all other courses in this specialization (except of "data product") and this one is, on my opinion, the weakest one. A lot of links to useful information though. This is more reference guide rather than a real training course.
I can say even more, initially I start other courses of this specialization just because they were marked as strong prerequisite to this one. For now, I think all other courses of the specialization were much more valuable for me than this one.
I've also took Andrew Ng course on Machine Learning in the past, and my learning experience was much better. In lectures on some concepts (like regularization) I'm pretty sure I would not understand anything if I had not been familiar with the subject before..