saves the current state of the system in a portable file to allow one to take up where you left off --- possibly on another machine. Returning to this state is accomplished by running the program with the checkpoint file as the first argument. If the checkpoint file is inconsistent with the executable the program prints an error message and exits.

At this time many portions of the computer state are left out of the checkpoint file. ie it is not as complete as a core dump. Some things that ARE included are: All interpreter symbols with definitions and values, all hoc instructions, all neuron state/parameters with mechanisms. Many aspects of the GUI are not included.

there is not enough implementation at this time to make this facility useful.

neuron/general/function/checkpnt.hel : May 13 2012