YASS: Yet Another Spike Sorter
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YASS: Yet Another Spike Sorter

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Note: YASS is in an early stage of development. Although it is stable, it has only been tested with the data in our lab, but we are working to make it more flexible. Feel free to send feedback through Gitter. Expect a lot of API changes in the near future.


Lee, J. et al. (2017). YASS: Yet another spike sorter. Neural Information Processing Systems. Available in biorxiv: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/06/19/151928


Installing the last stable version:

pip install yass-algorithm

If you are feeling adventurous, you can install from the master branch:

pip install git+git://github.com/paninski-lab/yass@master


We are currently updating our documentation, this section will be updated once we have an example with publicly available data.


Documentation hosted at https://yass.readthedocs.io

Running tests

Note: this is indented only for YASS developers, our testing data is not publicly available.

Before running the tests, download the testing data:


make download-test-data

make test

To run tests and flake8 checks (from the root folder):

pip install -r requirements.txt

make test

Building documentation

You need to install graphviz to build the graphs included in the documentation. On macOS:

brew install graphviz

To build the docs (from the root folder):

pip install -r requirements.txt

make docs


Peter Lee, Eduardo Blancas, Nishchal Dethe, Shenghao Wu, Hooshmand Shokri, Calvin Tong, Catalin Mitelut