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Bug#597196: ITP: neuron -- simulation environment for computational models of (networks of ) neurons

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: NeuroDebian Team <team@neuro.debian.net>

* Package name    : neuron
  Version         : 7.2
  Upstream Author : Michael Hines <michael.hines@yale.edu> and others
* URL             : http://www.neuron.yale.edu/
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: C, C++, Python
  Description     : simulation environment for computational models of (networks of ) neurons

  NEURON is a simulation environment for modeling individual neurons and networks
  of neurons. It provides tools for conveniently building, managing, and using
  models in a way that is numerically sound and computationally efficient. It is
  particularly well-suited to problems that are closely linked to experimental
  data, especially those that involve cells with complex anatomical and
  biophysical properties.
  NEURON offers
   * "natural syntax," which allows them to specify model properties in 
     familiar idioms
   * efficient and painless spatial and temporal discretization
   * several different, user-selectable numerical integration methods. 
   * convenient user interface (interpreters + GUI)
   * user-extendable library of biophysical mechanisms

This work will be carried out in collaboration with NEURON contributor,
Eilif Muller.  Very scarse initial packaging temporarily made available on

Preliminary packages will be made available (whenever such) from
http://neuro.debian.net repository.

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