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inhomogeneous_poisson_generator – Provides Poisson spike trains at a piecewise constant rate

Description

The inhomogeneous Poisson generator provides Poisson spike trains at a piecewise constant rate to the connected node(s). The rate of the process is changed at the specified times. The unit of the instantaneous rate is spikes/s. By default, each target of the generator will receive a different spike train.

Parameters

The following parameters can be set in the status dictionary:

rate_times

list of ms

Times at which rate changes

rate_values

list of spikes/s

Rate of Poisson spike train

allow_offgrid_times

boolean

If false, spike times will be rounded to the nearest step if they are less than tic/2 from the step, otherwise NEST reports an error. If true, spike times are rounded to the nearest step if within tic/2 from the step, otherwise they are rounded up to the end of the step. Default: false

Receives

DataLoggingRequest

Sends

SpikeEvent

See also

Device, Generator