Marcel Stimberg will talk about Brian’s development process in a live developer session on Thursday, Feb 11 2021, 17:00 UTC (check local time).
For more information and the link to the Zoom session see the announcement.
In these very particular times, we are nevertheless happy to announce a new release, Brian 2.4. This release fixes a large number of bugs and includes a number of small improvements. As announced with the previous release, Brian 2.4 is the first release that no longer supports Python 2. For a full list of changes, see the release notes. We recommend all users of Brian 2 to update.
Ask questions, chat and learn with other Brian users, show off what you’ve done, suggest new features, … We will try out a brand new forum for support questions
and general discussion, replacing our previous forums on Google Groups. The new forum builds
on the Discourse platform which gives us exciting new features
such as giving credit to users for answering questions.
We will experiment with running a Brian tutorial online. The first tutorial of
this kind will take place on Friday, August 7th 2020 from 2pm-6pm BST (UTC+1, see here for other timezones). Free (but mandatory)
registration here. We will run the tutorial as
a Zoom meeting – registering with the link will give you the URL (please don’t share so we can avoid zoombombing). We will record the meeting and
if everything goes reasonably well, we will upload the videos later.
Update: The recorded video is now on Youtube:
If you participate, it would be really helpful if you could download and install Brian before the tutorial so that you can work along with it as we go. Instructions are:
The INCF is again applying to be a mentor organization in Google’s Summer of Code program, a “a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development”. Changes are quite high that it will be selected, since its participation in the last years was very successful. If this is the case, there will be an opportunity to work on the Brian simulator, please see the list of proposed projects (Brian projects are number 8 and 9). Feel free to ask questions or discuss the project on the Neurostars forum (find all projects in the GSoC category). It is not mandatory to work on one of the proposed projects, though, please contact email@example.com if you have an idea of your own.
Happy New Year to all Brian users 🎉! We are happy to announce a new release, Brian 2.3. This release fixes a number of bugs and introduces some new features. It also paves the way for the transition from Python 2 to Python 3 – given that Python 2 is now no longer officially supported, Brian 2.3 will be the last release to support Python 2. For a full list of changes, see the release notes. We recommend all users of Brian 2 to update.
In this paper, we describe a number of examples that showcase various features of Brian 2, ranging from non-standard neuronal/synaptic models to interacting with hardware in real time via C++ code. All the code to run these examples is openly available in a github repository. The examples are provided as interactive jupyter notebooks, and can be tried out without a local installation of Brian by running them on the binder infrastructure.
We are happy to announce the release of Brian 2.2. This release includes a number of important fixes and performance improvements. It also makes sure that simulation no longer give platform-dependent results for certain corner cases that involve the division of integers. For a full list of changes, see the release notes. We recommend all users of Brian 2 to update.
We are happy to announce the release of Brian 2.1.3. This release includes a number of important fixes and performance improvements. For a full list of changes, see the release notes. We recommend all users of Brian 2 to update.
From this release on, conda packages will be provided via the conda-forge channel. For a limited time, we will additionally copy over packages to the brian-team channel, but this channel should now be considered deprecated.