NeuroTools is a collection of tools to support all tasks associated with a neural simulation project and which are not handled by the simulation engine. NeuroTools is written in Python, and works best with PyNN, or one of the growing list of simulation engines with a Python front-end such as NEURON, NEST, PCSIM, FACETS Neuromorphic VLSI, Brian, MOOSE/GENESIS, Neurospaces/GENESIS. NeuroTools provides modules to facilitate simulation setup, parameterization, data management, analysis and visualization. The data-related tools are equally suited to analysis of experimental data, although that is not the primary motivation for their development.
NeuroTools aims to:
NeuroTools is open-source software, and anyone who is interested is welcome to contribute (more).
NeuroTools functionality is modularized as follows:
See also more real-world examples in the examples folder and the NeuralEnsemble Cookbook.
If you have questions, there are nice people to answer them at the NeuralEnsemble googlegroup.
If you feel you have discovered a bug, please let us know so we can fix it by posting a ticket using the “New Ticket” button in the toolbar above.
NeuroTools: Analysis, visualization and management of real and simulated neuroscience data. Copyright (C) 2010 Daniel Bruederle, Andrew Davison, Jens Kremkow, Eric Mueller, Eilif Muller, Martin Nawrot, Michael Pereira, Laurent Perrinet, Michael Schmuker, Pierre Yger.
NeuroTools is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
The GNU General Public License does not permit this software to be redistributed in proprietary programs.
NeuroTools is a community-driven open-source project with many hard working contributors: see the AUTHORS and THANKS files.
NeuroTools software development is supported in part by the EU under the grant IST-2005-15879 (FACETS) for years 2005 to 2010 and by European Union project Number FP7-269921, BrainScales from 2010 to 2014.