On-line help for NEURON
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- Programmer's Reference
Contents grouped by concept
Index with quick links contributed by Mike Neubig
Plain vanilla index
- Reference Manual by Michael L. Hines
- A "classic" source of additional useful facts and tips.
Note: NEURON has undergone many revisions since the Reference Manual was written,
mostly to add new features
or make existing ones easier to use or more efficient.
Only rarely have these changes "broken" anything.
If you find anything in these files that
is seriously at variance with the current version of NEURON,
please check the more recent documents.
We would also appreciate it if you could
bring such items to our attention, so we can correct them.
We also highly recommend the excellent
by Andrew Gillies and David Sterratt of Edinburgh University.
PDF-formatted documentation about nrn\bin\unzip.exe ,
a pkzip-compatible unarchiving program that handles long file and directory names.
Additional information available from NEURON's WWW sites
See the Documentation page
at NEURON's WWW site for links to:
For more helpful tips, see the
by John Moore.
- "The NEURON Simulation Environment"
- a thorough introduction to NEURON
- Construction and Use of Models: Part 1. Elementary Tools
- a quick overview slideshow
- Tutorials on the CellBuilder and Network Builder
- "NEURON: a Tool for Neuroscientists"
- Explains and demonstrates powerful strategies for improving
spatiotemporal accuracy without excessive computational burden.
1. The d_lambda criterion, a simple but very effective method for specifying the spatial grid.
2. Variable order / variable timestep integration with CVODE.
- "Expanding NEURON's Repertoire of Mechanisms with NMODL"
- the authoritative reference on NMODL
- The FAQ list
Also see the Courses and Tutorials page
for a link to an exercise
that introduces a set of powerful
and convenient tools for electrotonic analysis.