Warning

This is A PREVIEW for NEST 3.0 and NOT an OFFICIAL RELEASE! Some functionality may not be available and information may be incomplete!

Getting help

Have a specific question or problem with NEST?

Check out the troubleshooting section for common issues.

If your question is not on there, you are welcome to subscribe to our Mailing List and ask.

Getting help on the command line interface

  • The helpdesk() command will launch the documentation pages on your browser.

  • To access the High-level Python API reference material you can use the commands:

    # list all functions and attributes
    dir(nest)
    
    # Get docstring for function in Python ...
    help('nest.FunctionName')
    
    # ... or in IPython
    nest.FunctionName?
    

Model Information

  • To get a complete list of the models available in NEST type:

    nest.Models()
    
    • To get a list of only neuron models use:

    nest.Models(mtype='nodes')
    
    • To get a list of only synapse models use:

    nest.Models(mtype='synapses')
    
  • To get details on model equations and parameters, use:

    nest.help('model_name')