Frequently Asked Questions about NEURON

Using NEURON--general questions

To start NEURON and bring up the NEURON Main Menu toolbar (which you can use to build new models and load existing ones) :
  • UNIX/Linux : type nrngui at the system prompt.
  • OS X : double click on the nrngui icon in the folder where you installed NEURON.
  • MSWin : double click on the nrngui icon in the NEURON Program Group (or in the desktop NEURON folder).

To make NEURON read a file called foo.hoc when it starts :

  • UNIX/Linux : type nrngui foo.hoc at the system prompt. This also works for ses files.
  • OS X : drag and drop foo.hoc onto the nrngui icon. This also works for ses files.
  • MSWin : use Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer) to navigate to the directory where foo.hoc is located, and then double click on foo.hoc . This does not work for ses files.