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Neurospaces: separating modeling and simulation.

H. Cornelis, E. De Schutter

Neurocomputing 52:227-231 (2003)

Abstract - Modeling starts with sets of mathematical equations that have been put together by people who have a goodintuition of the concepts behindthe biological reality. A software system for neuronal modeling thus must manage sets of equations as well as the biological concepts. A rigorous theoretical analysis on the software requirements for such a system has ledus to a new fundamental data model. Based on this data model we have implemented an extensible software system that combines mathematical andneurobiological modeling andthat still re ects concepts like heterogenous components andhierarchical networks. When connectedto a computation engine, the system turns into a simulator that is e cient in memory requirements, easy to use andallows complete inspection of the mathematical model.