Chapter 9. Data Analysis and Fitting
A recent (summer of '96) addition to NEURON has been the inclusion of new facilities to analyze and fit data. Two types of fitting are offered upon clicking on
the "Miscellaneous" button on the NEURON Main Panel.
Each choice brings up a panel with parameter controls and other buttons with a graphic window attached below. The graphic window has all of the functionalities
available with a right mouse button pressure (as in simulation plots) for customizing the display.
- "Parameterized Function": which allows one to generate curves described by analytical expressions and/or fit imported data to such expressions.
- "Run Fitter": which allows one to import experimental records and to run simulations to fit the parameters of a model.
Both fitters input data arranged as two colums of ascii numbers
preceeded with a single line giving the number of pairs for the fitter to expect.
This is the general form of any curve generated by NEURON which you
"Print to a File" as Ascii. You will need to edit the header of such a file to remove
the line or two of descriptive text.