Jul 17, 2018
A very good course for its length and the amount of time it requires. It improved my python skills and knowledge of Genomics. I'm more engaged in my pursuits than before taking the course.
Oct 07, 2017
Easy to understand and very powerful examples. Not just it made me familiar with python, it also made it easy for me to teach to my students and inspire them to pursue python further.
By Brandon W•
Jul 23, 2018
This course started out very good but spiraled out of control quickly. There was no detail in the later materials (Weeks 3 and 4) in uses/applications which made it virtually impossible to finish the course without spending an incredible amount of time outside of the class attempting to learn material. The early quizzes were not bioinformatics focused and required a fairly sophisticated level of machine learning to answer some of the questions. In regards to the later material, there should be much more detail. For example on learning how to create dictionaries. That was AWESOME! But nothing beyond how to create them and how to use them. This is NOT a beginner course. Also, the female instructor was awful, she read from a que so much that it was easier to just download the PDF and read it myself.
By Stephanie T E•
Jan 06, 2019
A really good class for a complete beginner. The first three weeks was great for anyone that has is a beginner in Python. Although the last week took giant steps and was a little bit unclear, especially with the introduction to Biopython. If you are new with Python, this it is a great course, but be aware of the last week being very difficult! I also hope that there can be another course that could go more in depth and explore the functions of Biopython. But besides the difficulty of the last week, this course was really great.
By Robert D•
Jun 18, 2019
Class videos provide good information for a beginning programmer, but quizzes are certainly beyond beginner level and cover material not covered in lectures. Potential for a great set of courses, but needs work.
By Diti D•
Jul 19, 2019
Compared to the lectures, the final exam was very difficult. It would be great if the professors provide more practical examples in the lectures similar to exam questions.
By Michael G•
Apr 14, 2016
Errors and glitches in the first two quizes that aren't fixed ('Don't worry, be happy, it's just a formating error, ignore the literal text displayed and just use your imagination to interpret what we thought we meant to say') have left me too unimpressed to spend more time wondering if I need to debug my code or debug their quizes.
There are many other resources for learning python out there, and some of them take pedagogy seriously. Not, it seems, this one.
By Nitin S•
Jan 04, 2019
excellent course for the beginners in python
By Lila M R P•
Feb 08, 2019
Great course focused on python for genomic studies!!!!
By Giovani B F•
Mar 11, 2019
An excellent introductory course for Python!
By Olga D•
Dec 01, 2018
Great introduction to Python! The final exam was quite a challenge...
By Rafal W•
Mar 22, 2019
Great Python refreshment course!
By Ziliang L•
Aug 02, 2018
This is a very good course. I do learn some useful stuffs for biological analysis. But I want more from the Biopython section, that's the reason I register this course. It would be nice if they can provide the test data and expected result for us to test our code.
By Geoffrey K•
Oct 13, 2018
I learned a lot from this course, being new to coding. The content is tweaked towards bioinformatic problems and requires a good grasp of the topic to pass.
Sep 27, 2018
Very well explained concepts and easy to follow.
By Ammar A•
May 01, 2016
Great introduction to genomic data science using Python. The questions were challenging enough to make you work and wasn't too difficult that you get blocked.
By Olushola ( A•
Oct 14, 2017
Challenging but interesting!
Mar 02, 2016
good starting point to learn python to analysis Genomics data.
By Jaffar K•
Nov 03, 2016
Really useful and appropriate for beginners. Thank you so much
By Borys J•
Sep 29, 2016
Really fun and well explained but very basic. It's just an introduction to Python with a brief presentation of the Biopython module. I guess the next course, Algorithms for Dna Sequencing, is meant to give more grasp on Python for Biology.
By Michael J M•
May 11, 2016
Really good introduction to Python, Genomics in the two together. This was the first Python course - of many - I've since done and then gone on to use Python professionally and for my own 'Hacker/Maker' projects.
A few typos / mis-alignments between the slides and the explanations - but nothing serious. The presenters know the material and present it well.
A couple of good TAs (full disclosure - I am / have been one of the less good ones!)
By Matt C•
Apr 21, 2017
Great starter course
By Roman S•
Feb 19, 2017
Great resource with relevant topics
By Chunyu Z•
Feb 10, 2016
very good class
By Daniela L C•
Apr 11, 2016
Excellent beginners course for those wanting to write personalised scripts in Python to analyse genomic data.
Jan 12, 2017
Two teachers in this course are very nice and careful, thank you for you lead me to the new world!
By Albert C G•
Jun 28, 2018