26 mars 2021
Great explanations and lots of examples to follow on. The course built throughout so I had confidence in completing assignments though they were not easy. Great interaction in discussion forums.
9 août 2022
Although the homework gets difficult, it is progressive and is manageable is we spend enough time on it.
highly recommending this class to people like me with no coding expereience!
par George S•
29 mars 2022
Just ok. Too "cram-school", quality can't let me link to this prestigious institute; every video lasts ~ 1 minute flying through, ending before you know it; teaching quality is so-so due to the haste of speech, can't really learn anything from the teaching; and howework can only partially reflect what he taught and can be hectic and eating lots of time if you must find clue elsewhere; grading program also not robust and user-friendly; and didn't get the feeling the homework is representitive of reality's need, just playing around tricks and can be time consuming ( even to a degree of feeling waste of time for a full-time worker), giving headache in unneessary tricky points. Better to enroll in courses taught by professors or industry-experienced professionels, who know how to teach efficiently. Will drop the course. The above is said by a person with engineering background and graduate degree who wants to brush up on programming.
par An T•
20 janv. 2021
I'm glad that I decided to pay for this course. The assignments were practical and covered all the content in the lectures thoroughly. The assignments and quizzes were good opportunities to review what you've learned. The level of difficulty of the assignments increase overtime. Still, I hope that there will be instructions included on how to read errors in test cells and good debugging practices. The last assignment was especially challenging as I don't know how to properly run the program in PyCharm and test my results. The errors in the test cells were difficult to help me understand where I did wrong. And replies from staff in the discussion forum are relatively slow so it wasn't very helpful.
par Arthur C•
16 mai 2021
I considered this couse because of Penn's reputation. Since this is a subset of the Introduction to Python and Java course, they only do things that are complementary in both languages. As an example, they always use for loops instead of teaching about list iterators. This does not give you a full flavor for Python. Also, the toolsets are a little outdated. If you are teaching a course on Java and Pythion, you probably should be using a tool like VSCode to be doing all the code by examples.
Final evaluation project had two bugs in the assignments. For example, the description for the change_password function has the following "The user is logged in (the username is associated with the value False in the log_in dictionary)". The only way to get the assignment to Succeed was to test for True, not False". Also had a bug on the delete_account tests.
I have to recommend that if you are serious about learning Python, you should consider other courses more directly focused on Python and its nuances.
par Josephine L•
29 avr. 2022
Not beginner friendly. Assignments are too difficult with the given course.
par MOHAMMED S A•
11 avr. 2022
The worst course I have ever seen. First of all this course is not for beginners because it only teaches abot the abc's of python and expects us to score 60%+ in therir so called beginner level assignments whcih are based on some concepts not taught in this course. And worst of all this course has their integrated IDE called Jupyter Notebook which is worst of all becase you don't have the freedom to write the code wherever you want.
This course needs to be improved by adding detailed lectures on more topics and testing participants only and only on what the course has taught them so far.
Tata byby khatm gya Good bye
par Valerie S•
18 juil. 2021
Gives a few minute video examples, then gives a long complicated assignment. Posted on the forum for help, but the responses make no sense and seem to assume we have more experience than we actually do.
par Mia B•
12 mai 2022
Not beginner friendly. I just canceled my subscription for this reason. I am a complete beginner and this is not for people like me. Save your time and money if you are new to python.
par Hrishika D•
12 févr. 2022
bahut hi chutiya course with 3 others<3
par Alex L•
1 nov. 2021
This course was a good introduction to many of the principals and methods fundamental to Python programming. It moves at a quick pace and covers a lot of ground, and the homeworks/tests are particularly challenging. But due to this, it makes it essential to have a complete understanding of the concepts from the corresponding module. Expect a challenge on the homeworks, but reviewing videos and notes will highlight all the principles necessary to complete them. Overall, great course.
par Ryan M•
30 mai 2021
The videos and level of instruction is super high-quality in this course. It could be that I really connect with Brandon's teaching style, or perhaps I'm simply pleased with the ability to repeat complex topics and explore in secondary sources when something doesn't quite make sense, or I simply want to know more. The homework is definitely challenging. Stick with it though and you'll figure it out!
par murrai s•
8 févr. 2021
This was a great course! Scope, sequence, and pacing is perfect. The project at the end of week four wrapped everything together wonderfully and gave me just the right amount of practice to really understand some of the tricky parts of Python dictionaries. Jupyter was great in the beginning, but very unpleasant during the online banking assignment.
par Robert P•
8 août 2021
The course demands and is designed for thinking. It teaches you the basics of Python. There is only so much the videos tell you, so you have to figure out the rest. That's an aptitude, key to success in any subject, especially in STEM. So overall it is done well and is a good preparation for these demanding subjects.
par David S•
14 nov. 2021
I really liked the fact that the videos were short --some less than 60 seconds, most only a few minutes and the longest at about 12 minutes. The real learning happens in the code-along exercises and the assignments. The assessment tools worked well, and the discussion forums cleared up any points of confusion.
par Yukio I•
15 août 2021
Although I had basic understanding of Python syntax that I learned from books and other online learning platforms, I found each course video helpful and each week assignment challenging. This course really helped me gain my confidence in my ability and made me feel hone my skills stronger than before.
par Sukhmanpreet S•
30 juil. 2021
Great course that will give you a working knowledge of handling data structures like strings, lists, sets, and dictionaries in Python (and incorporating them in loops/statements). The last homework was quite challenging and will make you appreciate how much coding skills you have acquired by the end.
par Elias K•
9 mars 2021
A great starting point for someone who is beginning to learn to code. I recommend it to everyone also who works in a scientific field because having a piece of basic knowledge in coding is today a requirement in almost every place of work. Very clear explanations in videos and readings.
par SUYASH B•
19 juil. 2021
The course is nicely structured and gives the students a broad understanding of the common data stuctures used in python. The final homework (#4) is challenging but its really helpful in building a strong base for the concepts of programming.
Overall I would give this course a 4.7/5.0
par Kanwar L G•
2 mars 2021
Thank you Sir and Thank You Jhanvi for helping. This is wonderful and helped me learn a lot.
par Rhone G•
24 juil. 2022
It was a good refresher for me for the first 3 weeks and I learned a lot of new information about files in the last week. However, I do believe there could have been a little more homework help in the form of either pseudo code or videos of something similar to the problem but I understand they want the user to extrapolate. I do want to say that the staff did do a good job of responding to questions so hats off to them. Overall a good and informative course.
par Isaac S•
4 mars 2022
This course was a great refresher to my skills as a graduate of a STEM program. I can easilly recommend this to people who are new as I could see how Python makes learning the basic concepts much easier despite mostly being refreshed on stuff I already knew.
Unless there is a need to install it on our own computers, make a practice test to teach us Jupyter notebook as the biggest hurdle other than the final was configuring Jupyter notebook in a way that I was comfortable with , I was not sure how much we would need the local install so I spent too long trying to set it up to my liking to find out we would just use it in browser from Coursera itself.
par Andrea C H•
6 févr. 2022
Great course for learing python. It's clear, concise and directly to the point. However, this means that if you struggle with a certain point in the lesson, there's not much explanation to help you. I've had to look up one or two concepts on forums for further explanations. If you're a fast learner, this will be great for you, however if you like longer and more in depth explanations you might want to find another course.
It's still a great course, the practice exercises are great and allowed me to challenge myself. If you're a fast learner and want a clear and fast paced course I would 100% recommend this one.
par Xueyi X•
4 févr. 2022
I think this course is great to get started with Python. The homework is really good practice. I feel a lot more confident about docing now. However, the testing system in the homrwork is odd sometimes. The feedback from the automatic testing system isn't always useful, and it is quite hard to debug when you dont have a good feedback.
par Donna G•
11 avr. 2022
I had some basic Python knowledge going into this course, which I think made the course a bit easier, but overall, the course was really well done and provided many examples for each assignment. The help in the forums was outstanding, and the final project gave me a lot of confidence in my Python abilities.
par Ashkilzz 1•
21 avr. 2022
This course was perfect in every way for me as a beginner from scatch. I truly feel i have learnt a lot since my first day. Concise concepts and productive learning environment. Creditable Quality teaching as well. In a nutshell, this free to learn course for the 4 weeks of time was worth it.
par Shaoyi L•
20 avr. 2022
This is the most useful Python course I have learned. The instructor explains the core knowledges breifly in a easy-to-understand way with the most typical examples. It is not like other course which have very long videos and distracts you with many unnecessary topics. I can't help in keeping learning it.