[Comp-neuro] New release of the Comp-Neuro Fedora Linux operating system for computational neuroscience is now available for download

Ankur Sinha sanjay.ankur at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 15:54:15 CET 2020

Hello everyone,

(Apologies for the cross posts)

I am happy to announce that the latest release of the Comp-Neuro Fedora
Linux based operating system for computational neuroscience research is
now available for download from:


For those that prefer torrents to direct server downloads, it can also
be downloaded here:


Detailed documentation can be accessed at:


Based on the Fedora Workstation OS[1], the Comp-Neuro installer image
includes a plethora of computational neuroscience software[2]. This

- commonly used simulators: NEST, NEURON, Brian2, Arbor, Auryn, CalC,

- the complete Python 3.9 science stack: Matplotlib, Jupyter notebooks,
  Numpy, Pandas, Pillow, Scikit-image, Scikit-learn, Scipy, Statsmodels,
  Sympy, *and* other utilities such as GNU Octave.

Comp-Neuro Fedora also uses the popular and modern GNOME desktop
environment[3], and so includes all the productivity tools that are part
of the latest GNOME 3.38 release.

Further, more software that is not included in the installation media
can also be installed from the Fedora software repositories[4] and from
FlatHub[5]. The ISO installer image is a "live" image, which means one
can also run the operating system directly off the image without
installing it to disk

Fedora, and so Comp-Neuro Fedora is completely Free and Open Source
Software, which is free for everyone to use, share, study, and modify.
It is developed by the volunteer community driven NeuroFedora Special
Interest Group (SIG).

Any feedback and comments are most welcome[6]. If you develop software
for neuroscience research, please consider getting in touch with the
NeuroFedora community to help us include it in NeuroFedora.

Everyone is welcome to join the community and work on whatever tasks
they find interesting[7]. No prior knowledge or skills are expected.

[1] https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/
[2] https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/neurofedora/compneuro-tools/
[3] https://www.gnome.org/
[4] https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/neurofedora/software/
[5] https://flathub.org/home
[6] https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/neurofedora/communicating/
[7] https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/neurofedora/contributing/

On behalf of the NeuroFedora community,

Ankur Sinha (He / Him / His) | https://ankursinha.in
Research Fellow at the Silver Lab, University College London | http://silverlab.org/
Free/Open source community volunteer at the NeuroFedora project | https://neuro.fedoraproject.org
Time zone: Europe/London

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