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Published May 15, 2020 | Version v1.3.0
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jonescompneurolab/hnn: HNN Release 1.3.0


New features:

  • Use hyperthreading cores in determining number of cores to run on for better performance
  • Windows: running with WSL is much faster than native install and via Docker


  • Dipole data files are saved with higher precision to avoid rounding errors when dipole is very small


  • Shared directory is now hnn_out. This directory exists in the docker container at the same path as on the host OS (e.g. /Users/me/hnn_out) instead of /home/hnn_user/hnn_out
  • When loading files in GUI, there are shortcuts to hnn_out and source code directories
  • Improve error checking: xauthority keys, ssh keys, open ports
  • Refactoring of that makes it much more robust
  • Stop using docker-compose. Only relies on docker to manage containers
  • Clean up hnn_docker.log formatting and remove special characters from output


  • Install script renamed to
  • Install script works with ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 and 18.04
  • Use the precompiled NEURON package instead of compiling from source
  • Log output from install script to ubuntu_install.log


  • Renamed install script to hnn-windows.ps1
  • Support user names with spaces (issue #163)
  • Install script will work for users without admin privileges (except MPI)
  • Include a windows container Dockerfile that is used by Travis. It can be used to run simulations, but cannot launch GUI
  • Support running HNN from WSL and run tests in Travis.


  • Install now tested on OS versions Catalina, Mojave, Sierra, High Sierra, and El Capitan



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