1. Setting up Python and Brian¶
1.1. Using python and pip¶
We provide the most recent versions of this repository as a pypi package called
To install the exercises using
pip simply execute (the
--upgrade flag will overwrite existing installations with the newest versions):
pip install --upgrade neurodynex
1.2. Using anaconda/miniconda¶
We offer anaconda packages for the most recent releases, which is the easiest way of running the exercises.
Head over to the miniconda download page and install miniconda (for Python 2.7 preferably). To install or update the exercise classes for your anaconda environment, it suffices to run:
conda install -c brian-team -c epfl-lcn neurodynex
Should you want to run Spyder to work on the exercises, and you’re running into problems (commonly, after running
conda install spyder you can not start
spyder due to an error related to numpy), try the following:
# create a new conda environment with spyder and the exercises conda create --name neurodynex -c brian-team -c epfl-lcn neurodynex spyder # activate the environment source activate neurodynex
This creates a new conda environment (here is more information on conda environments) in which you can use spyder together with the exercises.