May 17th, 2002|
Except for this note the below
is the dendritica link from the www.dendrite.org
web site. Michael Hines has found that dendritica works at least in its interactive
mode with the most recent unix (and linux) version (5.2) of Neuron by
1)installing iv as described at the neuron installation page
2)after unpacking the nrn source code
change the line
3)finish the installation of neuron as usual.
Also note that dendritica "2. Getting Started" instructions in "2.1 A sample session" has the
following changes for Neuron 5.2. After nrnivmodl is run in
the folder (e.g. sparc/ or i686/
i.e. named after your machine) created by nrnivmodl, with all its contents and subdirectories, should be moved up to
the back/ directory. Then to start Neuron and dendritica cd to the back/ directory and type
(a minus sign on the end of the command is not needed).
Software tools for studying dendritic signalling
Software tools for studying
This page provides links to Dendritica, a package
of software tools for studying propagation of action potentials in dendrites,
to be used in conjunction with the simulator NEURON.
The programs are based on those used for the simulations described in the
P., Roth, A. & Häusser, M. (2001). Action potential propagation
in dendrites depends on dendritic morphology. Journal of Neurophysiology,
Dendritica is available as a complete package
which will enable you to interactively reproduce the simulations in the
paper. The programs have been written for the Linux or Unix environments,
and require NEURON
4.1.1. You will need approximately 100 MB of disk space for the entire
installation. Note that to run all the programs successfully, you may also
need to make several minor modifications to the NEURON source code (see
Please note that these programs are still under
development. We welcome your feedback.
the entire package (36.5 MB .tar.gz file) or browse
through its directories to view and download individual programs.
Documentation about Dendritica can be found
Roth, Michael Häusser
Last updated Saturday,
Feb 10, 2001