[neuroConstruct] neuroConstruct tips
p.gleeson at ucl.ac.uk
Tue Oct 14 15:30:00 BST 2008
A few quick points from your recent mails Simon, which I thought I'd cc
to the neuroConstruct mailing list:
If you go to Settings -> Project Properties and change from Serialised
to Java XML for save format, the morphologies will be saved in a text
based xml file (not part of NeuroML), and so can be tweaked in a text
editor. If you want to change the name of group (or network connection
name, etc.), do a search and replace on all instances of the group name
in the XML morphology file. Back up the project files before editing
If you save a project unintentionally and want to go back to the
previously saved version of the morphologies (or if the program crashes
and the morphology files are messed up/have zero length) you can use the
*.bak files in the morphologies folder. Rename these without the .bak
extension, replacing the existing morphology files and they will be used
as the morphology files when you reopen the project.
When a generated NEURON (or GENESIS) simulation won't run (the shell
window flashes up but closes straight after), the best thing to do is
open a new command line terminal, cd to the generatedNEURON directory of
the project, and run NEURON manually, giving it the main hoc file name.
Then the simulation will probably crash again, but you'll be able to see
the error messages.
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