Download and install

If NEURON is already installed, uninstall it before installing a different version.

The standard distribution

The current standard distribution is version 7.4. It is recommended for most users, especially for new projects.

Precompiled installers:
   OS X       64 bit .pkg
   MSWin    32 bit    64 bit
   Linux    32 bit .deb    64 bit .deb
      32 bit .rpm    64 bit .rpm
Installation hints
   OS X    Double click on the pkg file and follow the instructions. If you haven't already installed XQuartz and "command line tools", you will be asked to download and install them (XQuartz must be installed to launch the nrniv application (NEURON), "command line tools" must be installed for mknrndll to work). Troubleshooting and other information.
   MSWin    Double click on the setup.exe file and follow the instructions. Troubleshooting and other information.
   Linux    .deb package: Double-click the deb package, or in a terminal as root type
     dpkg -i filename
where filename is the name of the deb file. This will install NEURON in /usr/local/nrn, and InterViews in /usr/local/iv.
.rpm package: As root, type
     rpm --install filename
where filename is the name of the rpm file. This will install NEURON in /usr/local/nrn, and InterViews in /usr/local/iv.
Troubleshooting and other information.
Source code: If your operating system is not listed above, or you need to customize the installation (e.g. change the location of binaries, or the number of layers used by extracellular), get the source code for the standard distribution and compile it on your own machine.

Other versions

"Alpha" version installers and development code are for those who need to stay up-to-date with the very latest changes in NEURON, or who are contributing new tools and features. Relatively few users will need this.

Prior versions are available for the convenience of users with legacy code. These are not for starting new projects, since no new features or bug fixes will be provided.