colon : in a mod file

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colon : in a mod file

Post by maria.kesa » Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:47 am

What does the following notation mean in NEURON?

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lambda1 = 80 : 60 : 12 :80: 20 : 15 :8 :5: 2.5
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Maria

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Re: colon : in a mod file

Post by ted » Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:20 pm

maria.kesa wrote:What does the following notation mean in NEURON?
You're asking about one of the mod files in ModelDB entry 150288, and you meant to ask "what does a colon mean in the NMODL programming language." It's NMODL's single-line comment delimiter. In this statement
lambda1 = 80 : 60 : 12 :80: 20 : 15 :8 :5: 2.5
everything to the right of the first colon is a comment. I'd guess that the model authors tried several different values for this parameter, and left a trail of those values in the comment.

NMODL is discussed in considerable detail in chapter 9 of The NEURON Book.

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Re: colon : in a mod file

Post by maria.kesa » Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:20 pm

Thank you so much, Ted. I'm reading the book, but it's taking some time.

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