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Jason Sherfey edited this page Jun 8, 2023 · 136 revisions

Welcome to DynaSim!

DynaSim is an open-source MATLAB/GNU Octave toolbox for rapid prototyping of neural models and batch simulation management. It is designed to speed up and simplify the process of generating, sharing, and exploring network models of neurons with one or more compartments. Models can be specified by equations directly (similar to XPP or the Brian simulator) or by lists of predefined or custom model components. DynaSim supports arbitrarily complex population models and networks of interconnected populations. The toolbox also includes a large set of features that simplify exploring model dynamics over parameter spaces, running simulations in parallel using both multicore processors and high-performance computer clusters, and analyzing and plotting large numbers of simulated data sets in parallel. It includes a graphical user interface (DynaSim GUI) that supports full functionality without requiring user programming.

If you use DynaSim for your published research, please cite this introductory article:

Sherfey JS, Soplata AE, Ardid S, Roberts EA, Stanley DA, Pittman-Polletta BR and Kopell NJ (2018) DynaSim: A MATLAB Toolbox for Neural Modeling and Simulation. Front. Neuroinform. 12:10. doi: 10.3389/fninf.2018.00010

See the DynaSim Toolbox in action, with Getting started tutorial and the UnbiasedCompetition demonstration live script.