Thank you for taking interest in my question and I hope you have an advice for me.
I am a linguist (32y/o), and I want to learn NLP. I have searched for online courses to study. And I found that background knowledge of statistics and probability, programming language, data structure, and algorithms are required.
I chose python based on multiple recommendations. I’ve started to study a Python course on Edx since last week, however, I have noticed that with most of the tasks I needed to search online for help, because I encountered errors that were not mentioned in the course itself. But I eventually get them fixed.
However, I wonder if anyone can tell me if this kind of difficulty I am encountering with such introductory course counts as a red flag and I should reconsider my decision (given my age). Mostly because programming is just the first step, I still need to study data structure and algorithms + refresh my memory regarding statistics and probability.
Thank you so much for taking the time to advise me!