Contributing to NEST

NEST draws its strength from the many people that use and improve it. We are happy to consider your contributions (e.g., new models, bug or documentation fixes) for addition to the official version of NEST.

Report bugs and request features

If you find an error in the code or documentaton or want to suggest a feature, submit an issue on GitHub.

Make sure to check that your issue has not already been reported there before creating a new one.

Make changes to code or documentation

You can find all the details for our development workflow on the NEST developer space.

For making changes to the PyNEST APIs, please see our PyNEST API template.

Contribute a Python example script

If you have a Python example network to contribute, please refer to our template to ensure you cover the required information:

PyNEST example template

Have a question?

If you want to get in contact with us, see our NEST Community page for ways you can reach us.