Excellent course! I learned a lot. Although the assignments were sometimes hard to fathom, and its online nature mean getting hints was difficult, there's enough there to help get through.
Thank you so much for the course. I had to fight my coding habits, programming CP models is quite different from the traditional programming I'm, and it could even be more fun!
Very informative and interesting. I recommend it.
por Munasinghe A B J R•
Great course with an interesting story line
it really made me ready for the next step
por Andrew S•
Awesome, exactly what I was looking for!
por Justin F•
Challenging, but easy enough to be fair.
por Michael F•
Fantastic course -- highly recommended!
por claude c•
Nothing but great!
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por Chen H•
Interesting & fun
por Rmn A•
Very good course
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por Martin J•
so very good
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por Paul T•
MiniZinc is an extraordinarily useful tool, and I definitely feel I learned a great deal here that will be hugely useful in countless situations in the future. I'm also definitely moving on to the next course in Advanced Modeling ASAP. And while I found most of the general concepts fairly straightforward (I've solved most of these sorts of problems before in Excel Solver in some form or another), I was also frustrated by large gaps between the content taught in each section and the workshops at the end of that section (things I learned in each set of videos were often totally irrelevant to the later workshops and assignments), unnecessarily vague variable names (such as lower-case 'l' which looks just like the number '1' and is used in several examples), lack of downloadable example files to support the various videos, a fairly obtuse help system in MiniZinc itself that makes looking up keywords fairly difficult, sudden jumps in difficulty between the sections, too much time spent on topics irrelevant to the course (such as formatting of "output" statements, which takes the whole second half of the video for the week 4 workshop), and lots of little discrepancies between the PDF files for the various workshops and assignments and the actual workshops and assignments. This is a good course but would be a stellar one with a bit more polish to the MiniZinc help system, more polished examples, a better learning curve, and downloadable MiniZinc samples to accompany each video (really, just providing the MiniZinc files that are shown in the videos, along with a bit of reasonable sample data, would help a lot here).
por Kittiphon P•
The stories and examples used in the course are great and creative. I would like to thank both professors and all TAs for creating wonderful online course and for their hard work. However, some programming assignments are too tedious with too much constraints, like PA 3.
por GUILLAUME P•
Super interesting. Would be nice to have corrections of the assignment too but overall, super fun.
The pdf description are sometimes unclea (constraints are sometimes put in the data description.)
por Shambo R C•
great course for beginners and those who are looking for applications of optimisation. the only problem is it forces you to work with minizinc and may consume extra time than expected
por Michael M•
Challenging programming assignments and helpful workshops. Good video material. Hoped to have some more real world examples, rather than just fable-based examples.
por Bhavik J•
A classic combination of the story mode pitched in learning. I wish that the topics covered in the course were more elaborated.