Speed up your NEURON code

I use NEURON for my neural simulations and I recommend it. Not only is it well documented, but it is consistently well supported – Michael Hines and Ted Carnevale (NEURON developers) are always quick to respond to questions on the NEURON forum or by email. NEURON has been used in well over a thousand publications.

Most every programmer is interested in having their program execute as quickly as possible. This concern is held by computational neuroscientists as well. Most important is your time: the faster you can get results, the faster your research progresses and the sooner you can get published. But computing time is also an issue – people often run their simulations on shared machines and can only get (or afford) a limited amount of computing time. Continue reading

Quickly add journal articles from a feedly RSS feed to your Mendeley library

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feedly -> Mendeley

I’m a big fan of subscribing to academic journals’ tables of contents in RSS form. It allows for quickly browsing all the recently published articles and flagging ones of interest for further reading.

I also depend on a reference manager to keep my articles of interest organized and accessible. Plus, it makes bibliography generation so much faster!

But it’s hard to find an RSS reader that plays well with an online reference manager. Read on for my solution for importing journal articles from feedly to Mendeley. Continue reading