Get the standard distribution's source code

The following instructions describe how to install NEURON with or without its GUI. The full installation, which includes the GUI, is appropriate for most users because it allows NEURON to be run with or without its graphical interface. A very few users may have a hardware/OS environment that will not compile InterViews, e.g. workstation clusters or supercomputers. In such cases, NEURON can be compiled without its GUI.

Unless you're one of the "very few users" mentioned above, you'll need both NEURON itself and the corresponding version of Interviews.

For Linux users, full step-by-step instructions for installing the dependencies for the latest version are available here.

Step 1: Get the source code.

Option 1: Get the latest stable version:

Best for most users; for NEURON 8.0.x, new bug-fix releases came out roughly every 2 months, so unless you need experimental features, this has what you want.

NEURON:  nrn-nn.tar.gz 


InterViews:   iv-mm.tar.gz

Option 2: Get the latest development version:

This may include new features not in the stable release, however this version is generally less tested than the release.

NEURON: git clone
InterViews: git clone

Step 2: Compile

Your next action depends on the operating system you're using :