[Comp-neuro] NEST, The Neural Simulation Tool, now available on GitHub

Hans Ekkehard Plesser hans.ekkehard.plesser at nmbu.no
Fri Jun 19 10:11:19 CEST 2015

Dear Colleagues!

Development of the widely used Neural Simulation Tool NEST for large-scale spiking neuronal network models has now moved to GitHub at


The code on GitHub is based on the code base for the coming NEST 2.6.1 bugfix release and is available under GNU Public License version 2 or later.

By cloning NEST from our GitHub repository, you will have immediate access to all improvements in the NEST master repository. 

We would also like to encourage community development contributions to NEST. If you would like to contribute to NEST, you should fork NEST on GitHub and submit your contributions via pull requests.

More information:

- About the NEST Simulator: http://www.nest-simulator.org

- About contributing to NEST: https://nest.github.io/nest-simulator/

- About the NEST Initiative: http://www.nest-initiative.org

- User mailing list: http://mail.nest-initiative.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/nest_user

- Video about NEST: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0YEiren7D0

About NEST:

NEST is a simulator for spiking neural network models that focuses on the dynamics, size and structure of neural systems rather than on the exact morphology of individual neurons. The development of NEST is coordinated by the NEST Initiative.

NEST is ideal for networks of spiking neurons of any size, for example:

	• Models of information processing e.g. in the visual or auditory cortex of mammals,
	• Models of network activity dynamics, e.g. laminar cortical networks or balanced random networks,
	• Models of learning and plasticity.

Best regards,
Hans Ekkehard Plesser
President, The NEST Initiative


Dr. Hans Ekkehard Plesser, Associate Professor
Section Head

Dept. of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
PO Box 5003, 1432 Aas, Norway

Phone +47 6723 1560
Email hans.ekkehard.plesser at nmbu.no
Home  http://arken.umb.no/~plesser

More information about the Comp-neuro mailing list