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Old 03-17-2013, 07:36 PM
Haowen Haowen is offline
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Default Thank you for an amazing class

Thanks to Prof Yaser Abu-Mostafa, the Caltech staff, and Prof Magdon-Ismail and all my fellow students on the forums for a truly amazing class.

Prof Yaser:
In my opinion, the most valuable element of a class is not what it covers, but what it leaves out. Anyone can try to read a textbook cover-to-cover but what a good class provides in addition is a concise distillation of which concepts are the most important, providing a map of the terrain so that after this quick walk through, we can revisit the subject and we will not be lost, we will see old friends and familiar concepts that act as signposts to help us explore further in various places that we have not been before. In this sense you have succeeded most beautifully - building concept upon concept, creating an integrated narrative out of a field that can often look so fragmented to the beginner, and never letting us fall through the cracks or wander into ground that we are not prepared for. For this and for your incredible generosity in ensuring that the class is freely available to all who are willing to take this journey with you, and for always being personally available to answer questions and guide us along, thank you, thank you!

Caltech staff:
Thank you for creating the beautifully edited videos and crafting the homeworks and creating the whole online system. Your hard work allows this valuable knowledge to be shared among thousands of grateful learners.

My fellow students:
Thank you for posting your questions and answers on the forum. I have learned so much in reading and responding to the conversations here. Here's to our continued adventures in this exciting field!
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