NeuralEnsemble is a community-based initiative to promote and co-ordinate open-source software development in neuroscience.
NeuralEnsemble hosts a number of software projects for computational and systems neuroscience, including PyNN, NeuroTools, Brian, Neo, OpenElectrophy, libNeuroML and Sumatra. Some of the projects use our own Trac installation, others are on GitHub. By grouping these projects together under the NeuralEnsemble umbrella, our aim is to maximize interoperability and build components that can easily be combined into powerful systems for brain simulations and advanced data analysis.
We organize an annual "CodeJam" workshop, bringing together scientists, graduate students, and scientific programmers to share ideas, present their work, and write code together. Mornings are dedicated to invited and contributed talks, leaving the afternoons free for discussions and code sprints. These workshops have been hugely effective in catalyzing open-source neuroscience software development. Information about previous meetings...
There is a NeuralEnsemble Google group for discussion of collaborative neuroscience software development (mainly in Python, but users of other languages are welcome!) and to provide software support. If you have any questions about any of the software hosted by NeuralEnsemble, please join the group and post a message in one of the forums.
"Increasingly, the real limit on what computational scientists can accomplish is how quickly and reliably they can translate their ideas into working code." Greg Wilson, Where's the Real Bottleneck in Scientific Computing?
- Monday 3rd March 2014
Docker image to run the software neural simulators used in BrainScaleS
- Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Tools for cortical modelling from the Bednar Lab
- Tuesday 10th December 2013
BrainScaleS CodeJam #6
- Tuesday 19th November 2013
PyNN 0.8 beta 1 released
- Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Mozaik - an integrated workflow framework for large scale neural simulations (0.1 release)
- Friday 6th September 2013
Spyke Viewer 0.4.0 released
- Sunday 10th March 2013
Call for contributions: Python in Neuroscience II