Brian 2.0 second beta release

We are happy to announce the second beta release of Brian 2.0! This new version contains important bug fixes and improvements, we therefore strongly recommend all users of Brian 2 to upgrade. If you are a user new to Brian, we’d also recommend to directly start with the Brian 2 beta instead of using the stable release of Brian 1.

What’s new?

Several new features have been added:
  • Support for multicompartmental neurons in the C++ standalone mode
  • New features for TimedArray and SpikeGeneratorGroup
  • Automatic selection of a code generation target
  • Tutorials for users starting with Brian
For a full list of changes, see the release notes. How to get Brian 2: follow the installation instructions in the documentation Further information about Brian2: This is still a Beta release, please report bugs or suggestions to the github bug tracker ( or to the brian-development mailing list (