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Current Practice in Software Development for Computational Neuroscience and How to Improve It

  • Marc-Oliver Gewaltig mail,

    marc-oliver.gewaltig@epfl.ch

    Affiliation: Blue Brain Project, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Robert Cannon

    Affiliation: Textensor Ltd., Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 23, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003376

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Need for comprehensive test suites in computational neuroscience...

Posted by yates9 on 25 Jan 2014 at 19:13 GMT

On the issue of comprehensive test suites: this seems to be a more general issue around standardisation in Neuroscience, in that even on the experimental side there does not appear to be focused effort to establish a systematic characterisation of brain cells, networks etc.. I believe this is one of the key reasons for a skeptical view of computational work by the experimental community - in general - rather than as a complementary tool. If I am incorrect I would love references otherwise. Great article, thank you!

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