Ratings for Statistics 133
Based on 42 ratings for the instructor(s) that have taught this course.
Comment: Very disorganized course, grading was sporadic with no feedback until days before the final. On the other hand the assignments were fair and exams easy (you could use the best score out of 4 midterm scores to count for your midterm grades - odd but not like im complaining). Definitely a useful class though as it got me an internship. But it is just better to take it with some other professor, you will learn more.
Submitted Aug. 26th, 2015
Comment: Was totally disorganized. Lecture didn't help at all and my GSI carried me. Assignments and exams were really, really, easy though. But to be fair it was her first time teaching. She was actually really nice and apologized at the end.
Submitted May 10th, 2015
Comment: Given that it was the first time Inga has taught a class at Berkeley, I thought she did a fairly decent job albeit a bit disorganized at times but in the end, I thought the grading was very fair. I truly felt that if you put time into the class instead of worrying over and grubbing about grades, then the class was not bad at all. Inga and the TA's were pretty helpful during office hours and I felt that if you did the homework and studied a little bit for the quizzes and exams. The material itself was very easy if you have prior programming experience and even if you don't, it is still manageable for a 3 unit class. My one gripe about the class was that we spent too much time on just learning how to use R and we did not really focus on "Concepts with Computing with Data," which is the title of the course.
Submitted Jan. 10th, 2015
Comment: Merrr no. Material: I don't think this class is worthwhile for anyone who has taken a programming course before (i.e. CS 61A, EE/CS background, etc.). Didn't learn anything but ended up with a good grade. Instructor: absolutely horrible in terms of organization. Was extremely unfair: (1) published the syllabus and grading structure AFTER the drop deadline, (2) got rid of the semester project (18% of the grade) because she "forgot" to upload the material, then never told us how the new grade distribution would work, (3) didn't tell us where the final was, or how the final format was, until the night BEFORE the final. And our final was 7-10PM on Friday night... absolutely ridiculous.
Submitted Dec. 31st, 2014
Comment: The course content wasn't so bad if you had at least a little bit of programming experience prior to taking the course, but Hallgrimsdottir really needs to brush up on her communication and organization skills. Case in point, we didn't even know where our final exam was going to be until the day before it was to be held (she claims that planning the logistics was difficult since she wanted to deter cheaters, but I say that she still could have given us a heads up on some of the exam logistics that weren't clearly elucidated at that point). I learned all of the material through Googling and the GSIs. In general, the GSIs seemed to be carrying the course. Overall, unless you're a statistics major and you have no choice but to take the class, I would avoid any offering of this course by this professor. There was little knowledge to be gained for the large amount of tedium and frustration that this course gave.
Submitted Dec. 26th, 2014
Comment: She is such a awesome professor, probably the best statistics professor at UC Berkeley! She explained all the concept clearly and she aims to help students learn how to code and different techniques. We don't even have a midterm. Finals was extreme fair and we had a final presentation!
Submitted Aug. 25th, 2014
Comment: Prof. Dherin was a pretty laid back professor. He takes a lot of time to help his students. However, he does struggle a bit with English and doesn't always get his points across clearly. His midterms are super easy but his final is really hard
Submitted June 22nd, 2014
Comment: He is a horrible horrible professor!!!!!! He does not know the material well enough to explain to us! Our GSI is much better at explaining R and Python than him!!! His lectures are useless and most of the time, only 20% of students show up in the lectures! He also creates really bad exams!! He made us write all the codes in front of computer for a few hours for the midterm and final while other professors conduct paper exams!!!! His exams are the worst forever!!!! I also took Math 110 with him! He is such a terrible professor! He does not know how to teach at all!
Submitted May 23rd, 2014