Programming for the Natural and Social Sciences: COMP132 2021 Trimester T2.

Welcome to COMP132 for 2021 Tri T2.


26/10/2021: New room allocation; Try SampleTermTest2.ipynb

There has been a terrible mistake in the room allocation due to a miscommunication. Here is the correct and official one done by the University Central:
COLT122 (Adams-Culver),
MCLT101 (Darroch-Li),
KKLT303 (Linton-Rodda Mander),
MCLT103 (Runicman-Zong)

Check this page for all details:
You must download and run SampleTermTest2.ipynb to make sure your computer is set up properly.
Distance student check this page:

18/10/2021: Model answers for assignments

A1 solutions was in lecture 3.2 (week 3, 2nd)
A2 solutions was in lecture 6.2 (week 6, 2nd)
A2_v2 solutions is attached on the schedule page at

A3 model answers was in lecture 7.3 video
A4 model answers was in lecture 9.3 video
A5 model answers was in lecture 12.2 video
A6 model answers in a final video A6 model answers on blackboard

7/10/2021: Marking

Two-third of A4 were marked and released. If you didn't get your marks, please wait for 3 more days.
Two tutors have been too busy and I have given them an extension to next Monday. Sorry for the delay.
A5 and A6 will be marked by our staff members and I am expecting A5 marks next week.

Course Pages and Resources:

System Management: Set up ECS account, Change password, Forward your email, Check print allocation, Report a problem

Technical Documentation and FAQs: The ECS Technical Pages have useful resources and information about the ECS computing system.

Science/Engineering Faculty resources: Māori in Engineering - support network for Māori and Pasifika. Science and Engineering Faculty office.

VUW resources: Māori hub, Pasifika hub. VUW Student Learning, VUW Computing Services, and VUW Library

Clubs: VUWWIT: Victoria University of Wellington Women in Tech is a group for students that identify as women or non-binary who are studying computer science, engineering and other STEM subjects at Victoria University.

Other resources: A list of free online courses in computer science, which could add to your learning.