NEURON 7.6.2 is now available for download

NEURON 7.6.2 is now available for download.

New features since NEURON 7.5 include:

  • Simplified installation
    • Accepting the default install options now allows running from command line and GUI in Mac and Windows.
  • Enhanced Jupyter notebook support
    • NEURON error messages now display inside the notebook
    • Experimental notebook ShapePlot available through neuron.gui2
  • GUI improvements and bug fixes
    • Sections created in Python are now selectable using the NEURON GUI's "Plot What" functionality
    • MovieRun now works when NEURON is run via Python
    • Per-segment colorization of Shape objects via shape.color(colorindex, seg)
  • Extracellular reaction-diffusion support (described in Newton et al., 2018)
    • Available through the neuron.crxd module which also supports intracellular reaction-diffusion with just-in-time compiled reactions
  • Miscellaneous enhancements and bug fixes
    • NEURON methods now return appropriate data types (int/bool/float), e.g. pc.nhost() now returns an int
    • Enhanced comparison support for NEURON objects
    • New section methods for morphologies, e.g. sec.pt3dadd()
    • New sec.psection() methods provides a data structure describing that section's properties
    • NetCon.preloc() and NetCon.preseg() now return true NetCon locations
    • Import3D now ignores blank lines in SWC files