NEURON optimizes speed and convenience

Graphical User's Interface (GUI): Controls simulation runs and displays:
Plotting, synapse & electrode placement, etc
Changing parameter values
Interpreter translates:
Programmed cell descriptions, channel types & density distributions
GUI instructions for Stimuli and plotting instructions


Compiled code:
Solves for conductances, currents, and voltages throughout structure, using:
  • Precise and fast numerical integration
  • Breakthrough "Turbo" matrix solver, invented by M. Hines
  • This is now a widely used algorithm in nerve simulators