Scientific discipline-specific unit testing requires extensible libraries that can implement the interfaces to simulators, data repositories, and analysis tools.

We develop NeuronUnit, a SciUnit-driven library for the investigation of neuron, neural circuit, and ion channel models.

NeuronUnit implements an interface to several simulators and model description languages, handles test calculations according to domain standards, and enables automated construction of tests based on data from several major public data repositories.


The manuscript

Basic Usage

my_model = ReducedModel('/path/to/file',backend='NEURON') # Instantiate a reduced neuron model.  
my_test = RheobaseTest(observation={'mean':100*pA,'std':5*pA}) # Instantiate a test based on 
                                                               # data from the literature or your lab.  
score = my_test.judge() # Runs the test and return a rich score containing test results and more.  

Key features

Source Code

NeuronUnit GitHub Repository

Community participation is encouraged!


Jupyter Tutorials

(See SciUnit documentation first)

Chapter 1 / Chapter 2 / Chapter 3

Developer Reference

API Documentation