This page describes how to obtain the NeuroNet software for creation, analysis and visualization of anatomically realistic neural networks as described in [1].  The software was developed at Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), in collaboration with the Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI), and the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (MPI-BC). It is based on and requires Amira 5.6 (FEI Visualization Sciences Group, FEI-VSG). To use the software do the following:

  1. Obtain Amira 5.6. For users without Amira 5.6, a trial version of Amira 5.6 together with a time-limited license can be applied for from FEI-VSG. 
  2. Download and install the ZIB extension package. The extension package is available for Windows 64-bit (built with Visual C++ 2008, VC9) and Linux 64-bit (built with GCC 4.4). The extension package is subject to the license contained in the package (LICENSE.txt).

To try out the software, you can download a small trial data set. If you use any of the data in your own publication, please cite [1] appropriately.

A brief howto explains how to install the software and use it to create a small network from the trial data set.



[1] Robert Egger, Vincent J. Dercksen, Daniel Udvary, Hans-Christian Hege, Marcel Oberlaender (2014): Generation of dense statistical connectomes from sparse morphological data. (Accepted for publication in Frontiers in NeuroAnatomy).