NEURON + Python SfN Tutorial Links

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NEURON + Python SfN Tutorial Links

Post by mctavish » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:34 pm

Below is a summary from the NEURON + Python tutorial at SfN. Unfortunately, attachments are not part of the bulletin board, so email me if you are interested in any of the slides.

The seminar had two parts: low-level python code delivered by Tom McTavish and higher-level presentations by the other speakers.

The low-level python code can be found on our NEURON-equipped Sage server at: To exercise the code, you must log in with a user id and password. Once on, click on the "published" link and then with each of the following worksheets, click "Edit a copy." The order of the worksheets was:
  • Python Basics
    NEURON + Python Basics
    Ball-and-stick: 1 - 5
Tom Morse gave a presentation of ModelDB
Ted Carnevale talked about mixing hoc and python code.
Andrew Davison gave a nice talk on various Python tools. Much of the information he presented is available at and
Tom Foutz gave an impressive presentation on 3D rendering in Mayavi2 with NEURON running simultaneously. His slides and code are available at, and ... 0_Talk.pdf.

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