I give this course 5 star because I did Bioinformatics I and I totally enjoy it.\n\nThis is where programming can be fun, and practical, and you'll learn some basic biology too.\n\nWhat's not to love?
A very good course for those who has some (at least a little) experience in programmimg! I really loved it, it was challenging sometimes, especially in the end, but I did it and learned a lot.
por María A B•
I have learnt a lot, but sometimes I missed some help or feedback.
por Chaoying M•
It's a good course, but of course not for 'real' beginners.
por Kirolos M•
Great for beginners ,yet with some to-be-cleared concepts
A little difficult for beginners but definitely worthy!!
por David G•
Very interesting course. Thanks for putting it together.
por Jixiang P•
The course is too easy even as a beginning level course
por Yash G•
A lot to learn, but still not very east for sure
por Abderrazak I•
I really enjoyed this course, thanks to coursera
por Xue, L•
lecture video will be better than words
por Nitika B•
nice course but need litle more detail
por Fikrat T•
The course was amazing!
por david h•
very challenging course
por Michelle B V•
It was a great course!
por Mario E S•
VERY GOOD. CONGRATS!
por Nabisubi P•
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por Marko M•
Decent course, explaining the topics relatively well and the python exercises are decent too, even though sometimes it's just copy-pasting presented code. But then again this is more an introduction to bioinformatics and coding skills really come from exercise, exercise, exercise.
If you plan to take this course, I'd really recommend getting some python skills first as it will make it much easier than doing it parallel (thankfully I already had them). Also I'd really recommend always watching the videos first, much easier to follow the rest!
So why only 3 stars? The figures are (mostly) not loading in the exercises which makes them quite unusable and I decided to drop the course. It's also not due to my browser or anything similar but the server where the figures are hosted doesn't load them when directly accessing with the link. Not sure if this could be fixed by hosting the figures on stepik or somehow else. Otherwise I'd give it 4 stars, maybe more if I did the whole course (I passed week 1 and 2).
por Helena M•
This course is pretty interesting, but I wouldn't say it's a course for beginners. It gets into some quite complex algorithms without a huge amount of explanation and expects you to do a lot of extra work in CodeAcademy (though if you have programming experience, you can obviously skip this). With the work in CodeAcademy, I'd say this course takes 2-3 times longer than it recommends. I'm not a computer scientist so did find some sections quite hard to follow, and the explanation isn't always great (I couldn't figure out one of the answers in the final quiz, even after going through all the explanation and FAQ again). However, the content is very interesting and I found the videos really useful.
por Roger T•
This is not a beginner's course unless you already have previous programming experience. The Python lessons are just samples taken from a completely different curriculum on Codecademy and poorly integrated into the bio-centric course content. The lessons are disjointed, taken out of context, and some of the examples are using the wrong version of Python and missing parentheses. It would be a lot better if they took the time to actually craft custom Python lessons designed specifically for this course instead of using ill-fitting lessons from other classes.
por Carla M C•
Es un curso que está bien para iniciarse en la Bioinformática con Python. Sin embargo, hacia la mitad del curso los contenidos son demasiado complejos para quienes no han trabajado anteriormente en este campo. Debería ser un poco más básico para que pueda seguirse hasta el final y aprender de verdad.
Además, creo que los problemas biológicos que se plantean son demasiado concretos. Estaría bien conocer, a un nivel básico, la utilidad de estas herramientas en Biología-Biomedicina.
por Keona B•
I have taken programming courses and a genetics course for my degree. This course has been good practice for me, putting my previous knowledge together. Unfortunately, the course includes terminology/concepts a true beginner would need much longer to grasp than the estimated time. Students need to be prepared to participate in discussions and search online if they want a deeper understanding. Code academy is also a necessary part of the process for true beginners.
por Ahmad M•
The course was really amazing, but one point is that it was really really difficult. In my opinion, it did not take into consideration the student completely new to Python. It should've been easier or it should have a lot of hints and ways to support and tell the student what to do if they get stuck.
However, in general, I learnt a lot and for the first time in my life about this area of science.
Thank you very much!
por Putri A A•
This course is really great and eye-opening! However, this course is for people with computer science/programming background that are new to molecular biology. I struggled a lot trying to understand the programming part since I have plant genetic & breeding background. I recommend to learn and understand programming language first before going to this course. Thumbs up to everyone who survived!
por Varad B•
It's not a beginner's level course. You need to know python really well to do this. I had to take 3 courses on python before I could come back here and complete the course. Also their teaching method of leaving the page in the middle of one topic to learn another topic which you need to understand the first topic is a bit distracting and makes you lose your train of thought.