Help on How to Download and Run NEURON Models from Senselab's Model Database (ModelDB)

NEURON: If you do not already have NEURON click here to go to the download and install NEURON page.
After you have downloaded and extraced the zip archive from ModelDB: Change directory (cd) to the directory that contains the mosinit.hoc file and if under unix type nrnivmodl and press enter to compile the mechanism (.mod) files. If under windows run mknrndll to compile the mod files. On the mac drag the model folder to the mknrndll application. Then the model is ready to be run. A default way to run the model is given by the mosinit.hoc file (which is executed on startup during Auto-Launch) and is executed by either double clicking on the file (PC or MAC) or by typing nrngui mosinit.hoc on the command line (PC or unix). Check the readme file for more information on running the model; sometimes a startup file name is identified in the readme (see below).




Please do not hesitate to email the ModelDB Administrator to ask questions, suggest improvements,or send comments.
Last Modified: July 29th, 2015