Install NEST from source¶
Please see our development workflows and guidelines, if you need a refresher in git or need to review the coding or documentation guidelines.
Clone nest-simulator from Github https://github.com/nest/nest-simulator:
git clone email@example.com:<your-username>/nest-simulator.git
or download the tarball here and unpack it:
tar -xzvf nest-simulator-x.y.tar.gz
We have provided an environment.yml file that contains all possible packages needed for NEST development.
If you want to install NEST without any environment, see the instructions here.
What gets installed where¶
By default, everything will be installed to the subdirectories
/install/path is the install path given to
If you want to run the
nest executable or use the
nest Python module without providing explicit paths, you
have to add the installation directory to your search paths.