The PopNet simulation engine uses the DiPDE simulator to simulate firing rate dynamics of connected population of cells. You can use networks of populations “nodes”, or take an existing network of individual cell models and PopNet will cluster them into populations.
PopNet supports both Python 2.7 or Python 3.6+, and also requires DiPDE to be installed. See our Installation instructions for help on installing DiPDE and the BMTK.
Documentation and Tutorials¶
DiPDE was developed at the Allen Institute for Brain Science for population level modeling of the mammallian cortex. For a list of the available features please see the DiPDE documentation.
For further questions about DiPDE please contact Nicholas Cain (nicholasc at alleninstitute dot org)
The AllenInstitute/bmtk repo contains a number of PopNet examples, many with pre-built networks and can be immediately ran. These tutorials will have the folder prefix pop_ and to run them in the command-line simply call:
$ python run_popnet.py config.json