Calling python from hoc

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Calling python from hoc

Post by aluchko » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:48 pm

I'm writing some optimizers and was hoping to see what it was like writing them in python. The issue is that in order to integrate this code into the neuron gui at some point a call from hoc to python needs to occur. I was wondering if there were any examples of this anywhere?

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Re: Calling python from hoc

Post by ted » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:14 am

aluchko wrote:I'm writing some optimizers and was hoping to see what it was like writing them in python.
Excellent!
at some point a call from hoc to python needs to occur. I was wondering if there were any examples of this anywhere?
The Programmer's Reference provides some examples
http://www.neuron.yale.edu/neuron/stati ... ing_Python
and you may find some others in
Hines, M.L., Davison, A.P. and Muller, E. NEURON and Python. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics 3:10.3389/neuro.11.001.2009, 2009
and maybe also in
Davison, A. P., Hines, M. L. and Muller, E.. Trends in programming languages for neuroscience simulations. Frontiers in Neuroscience 3:374-380, 2009
(although I seem to recall the latter was more of an endorsement of Python for new code development).

aluchko

Re: Calling python from hoc

Post by aluchko » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:57 pm

Thanks, those docs really helped.

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