This is A PREVIEW for NEST 3.0 and NOT an OFFICIAL RELEASE! Some functionality may not be available and information may be incomplete!
Write data to the terminal¶
When initially conceiving and debugging simulations, it can be useful to check recordings in a more ad hoc fashion. The recording backend screen can be used to dump all recorded data onto the console for quick inspection.
The first field of each record written is the node ID of the neuron the event originated from, i.e., the source of the event. This is followed by the time of the measurement, the recorded floating point values, and the recorded integer values.
The format of the time field depends on the value of the property
time_in_steps. If set to false (which is the default), time is
written as one floating point number representing the simulation time
in ms. If
time_in_steps is true, the time of the event is written
as a value pair consisting of the integer simulation time step and the
floating point offset in ms from the next grid point.
Using this backend for production runs is not recommended, as it may produce huge amounts of console output and considerably slow down the simulation.