Who wrote xolotl?¶
What's with the name? And how do I pronounce it?¶
Xolotl is the Mesoamerican god of lightning and death. It is the humble opinion of this writer that "xolotl" is a better name for a neuron simulator than say, "NEURON".
How can I contribute?¶
xolotl is far from complete and contributions are welcome. Check out our guide
on how to report bugs, add conductances and mechanisms, or contribute to the code base.
Something is broken, what do I do?¶
As the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy reads, "DON'T PANIC".
The most common error we see is an issue between
MEX compiler, and your computer. In that
situation, a first step would be to check our compilers guide which has detailed fixes for
some of the most common compiler issues we've seen.
If it's not a compiler issue and you've checked all the typical programming
pitfalls (syntax, spelling, your
MATLAB path, cleared your workspace, etc...),
try the following
% erases all the compiled binaries of xolotl networks xolotl.cleanup % rebuilds the cache of C++ objects cpplab.rebuildCache()
If you're still having a problem, we might have fixed it already! Reinstall or update by running the
xolotl.update() if you installed the toolbox or pulling from the repository if you're using
Remember that if you're using
git you should be sure to pull all the dependencies as well
You can also check our troubleshooting page for known fixes to common problems.
How do I cite this?¶
Thanks for thinking of us! We have written a technology report about this that has been published in Frontiers in Neuroinformatics.