What do you like best?
I like that you get to practice coding directly after watching short videos. You also get feedback and hints when you need extra help. This is definitely the way to learn--by doing. The instructors are all engaging and are professional in their presentation of the material. I also like the python/r command line tool available during practice problems. It allows you to experiment with the code in real time. I appreciate the breadth of topics offered--datacamp offers courses in everything from statistics to text mining, writing functions, and working with spatial data. Finally, I like that datacamp is extremely user friendly.
What do you dislike?
Sometimes the example problems are trivial or not very interesting, and I had trouble locating datasets that were used for example problems (I wanted to have them so I could practice on my own computer). Also, if you are struggling on a problem, the hints are not always very helpful. I've often finished practice problems correctly, but was not able to submit because my syntax was slightly different, which was a little annoying. Sometimes the practice problems did not relate very well to the lecture material.
Recommendations to others considering the product
I would recommend this to those who want to improve their coding in either R, Python, or both. It's a fast and efficient way to get better.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Datacamp has helped me be much more efficient in coding problems in the workplace. I have implemented many of the things I learned in projects for work.