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Science Computing Labs

ICTS has been contracted by the Science Faculty to manage their four student computing labs. Gerhard Mohammed, the Lab Administrator, manages the labs and assists faculty staff in booking the lab for classes. Together with Assistant Lab Administrators, he assists students where necessary and ensures that they abide by the lab rules as set out in the General Rules and Polices handbook (page 56).

 

Access to the labs

Lab

Who can use it?

Number of PCs

Lab location

Sci Lab A

Open to all, but mainly used by the Computer Science Department

88

Room 1.06, Ground Floor, Computer Science Building

Sci Lab B

Open to all, but mainly used by the Computer Science Department

32

Room 1.06, Ground Floor, Computer Science Building

Sci Lab C

Open to all but mainly used by the Departments of Chemistry, Botany and Molecular & Cell Biology.

67

Oceanography Department, Fourth Floor, RW James Building

Sci Lab D

Open to all students but mainly used by the Department of Statistics.

88

Room 1.14, Ground Floor, PD Hahn Building

Sci Lab D Annex

Open to all students but mainly used by the Department of Statistics.

32

Room 1.14, Ground Floor, PD Hahn Building

 

Opening hours


Lab

Term time

Times

 

Vacations

Times

Sci Lab A and B

Monday - Sunday

Open 24 hours

Open 24 hours

Sci Lab C

Monday - Friday

08h00 - 16h45

Monday - Friday

08h00 - 16h45
(during short vacations)
Closed during winter and summer vacations

Saturday - Sunday

Closed

Saturday - Sunday

Closed

Sci Lab D

Monday - Friday

08h00 - 17h00

Monday - Friday

08h00 - 16h55
(during short vacations)
Closed during winter and summer vacations

Saturday - Sunday

Closed

Saturday - Sunday

Closed

 

Your lab administrators


Lab Administrator

Gerhard Mohamed

Scilab D, Ground Floor, PD Hahn Building
Gerhard.Mohamed@uct.ac.za
021 650 4472

Assistant Lab Administrator

Sopakama Cele

Scilab A and B, Room 1.06, Ground Floor, Computer Science Building;
Sopakama.Cele@uct.ac.za
021 650 2411

 

What software is available in the Science labs?

The standard lab software is available in the labs. In addition, the following software is available in Science labs.

Lab

Sci lab A

Sci lab B

Sci lab C

Sci lab D

Sci lab D Annex

AnyLogic 8.3.3

Arduino 1.8.5

BioEdit 7.2.5.0

Data Analysis Plus® 5 plug-in for Excel

ECLIPSE 4.4.2

Ecopath with Ecosim 6.5

jGRASP 2.0.4_03

LibreOffice 5.3.0.3

MATLAB R2018B

Mega 7

Mendeley 1.19 (64-bit)

Meshlab_64b

MiKTeX 2.9.6643

Netlogo 6.0.2

pandoc

PyQt GPL v5.10.1 for Python v3.6

PyQt GPL v5.6 for Python v3.5

Python 3.6.0 (Anaconda3 4.3.1 64-bit)

Python 3.6.3

QGIS 2.18.15

R Studio 1.1.383

Rtools

SIMUL8

Texmaker 5.0.2 (64-bit)

TeXstudio 2.12.0

Virtual Box 6.04

Virtual Box 6.04 extensions

Wing IDE 101 6.0.9-1

WinShell

Zotero 5.0