In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn exploratory data analysis techniques and create visual methods to analyze trends, patterns, and relationships in the data. By the end of this project, you will have applied EDA on a real-world dataset.
This class is for learners who want to use Python for applying data visualization and data analysis, and for learners who are currently taking a basic machine learning course or have already finished a machine learning course and are searching for a practical data visualization and analysis project course. Also, this project provides learners with basic knowledge about exploratory analysis and improves their skills in creating maps which helps them in fulfilling their career goals by adding this project to their portfolios.
The first 2 weeks of the course provide a thorough overview of plotting in R using the base graphical package, the lattice package and the ggplot2 package. Week 3 takes a sudden detour into data clustering and the fairly advanced topics of principal components...
The first 2 weeks of the course provide a thorough overview of plotting in R using the base graphical package, the lattice package and the ggplot2 package. Week 3 takes a sudden detour into data clustering and the fairly advanced topics of principal components analysis and single value decomposition only jump back to plotting with a section on color. The clustering section seems a little about of place since there is not any introduction explaining the purpose of clustering. What's worse the SVD and PCA sections require a fairly high level of linear algebra knowledge to understand, which are not prerequisites for this course. I suspect that section will leave may students scratching their heads. Week 4 consists of 2 case studies where the professor shows you how to perform an exploratory analysis on a couple different data sets.
Prose Simian completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
A painful, dull offline course on plotting & clustering in R slapped online with minimal conversion like the rest of JHU's execrable Data Science specialisation*. Hard only due to the appalling pedagogy. (Have these guys heard of labs? Apparently not...)
*Which, tragically, is apparently one of Coursera's top moneyspinners. Sigh.
Anonymous completed this course.
Another boring course you'll have to slog through. It's half learning a few things about making plots, half topics that been better covered elsewhere (k-mean). You can actually graduate those courses with horrible programming. As usual you'll learn more by surfing stack-overflow than by the videos. I've done half the assignments before looking at the vids.
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
A boring and pointless money-generating vehicle from JH. And yes - reviews should be at least 20 words - I wonder if I find a way around that.
Brandt Pence completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This is the fourth course in the Data Science specialization. The course covers exploratory analyses in R, primarily making figures using the three most common packages: base R, lattice, and ggplot2. The instructors also manage to throw hierarchical clustering,...
This is the fourth course in the Data Science specialization. The course covers exploratory analyses in R, primarily making figures using the three most common packages: base R, lattice, and ggplot2. The instructors also manage to throw hierarchical clustering, k-means, and pca into the 3rd week of the course, which seems a little odd as these topics might be better left for the machine learning course. The course ends with a peer-graded course project, similar to other courses in the specialization.
I found this course to be fairly useful, on par with the preceding courses but perhaps a bit worse than Getting and Cleaning Data. As with the previous courses, I front-loaded my work and finished fairly early, in part because I was taking Reproducible Research and Bioconductor for Genomic Data Science concurrently. I found the quizzes and project to be relatively straightforward, although again the peer grading is somewhat less-than-useful.
Overall, three stars. A reasonable introduction to graphing in R, with some basic clustering and dimension reduction strategies tacked on to the end. Experience with R at the level of R Programming is almost certainly required, as stated in the course prerequisites.
The course is a part of very good 'data science with R' program (don't know current name cause it changes) available at Coursera.
The program is quite massive, it contains about 8 courses but is really thorough and well presented. It is designed with even complete beginners in mind, so may start it without any prior knowledge.
Jason Michael Cherry completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
This is a good starting point for any data analysis work, and the course covers the basics, and a bit more, rather well. It's a bit light on what you should do with the information you gather from your data exploration though.
Markus Stenemo completed this course.
Quite good, quite basic for those who want to review their knowledge. Should be good for those with no previous experience.