Download NEST

NEST is available under the GNU General Public License 2 or later. This means that you can

  • use NEST for your research,

  • modify and improve NEST according to your needs,

  • distribute NEST to others under the same license.

If you use NEST for your project, don’t forget to cite NEST!

Download the current version of NEST here:

Download the NEST Live Media for Virtual Machines

Live media is available in the OVA format, and is suitable, for example, for importing into VirtualBox. If you run Windows, this is the option for you OR if you just want to run NEST without installing it on your computer.

NEST Live Media 2.14.0 (OVA, 2.5G)

Checksum 2.14.0

See the install instructions for Live Media

Previous Releases

We continuously aim to improve NEST and implement features and fix bugs with every new version; thus, we strongly encourage our users to use the most recent version of NEST. However, if you do need an older version you can find all NEST releases here.

Older Versions of Live Media