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Frequently Asked Questions

Starting out

What should I do first?

Why is Nengo different from other neural simulators?

Does Nengo support traditional neural modelling?

Model building

How do I get spiking neurons to perform function X?

Can I do learning in Nengo?

How do I use regular connection weight matrices that I can change by hand?

Interactive Plots

How do I learn how to use these plots?

How can I define input easily in interactive plots?

How can I save the output I see in interactive plots of the Nengo GUI?

Can I get a .pdf of the network I'm running in the Nengo GUI?

Python Scripting

How do can I specify a particular set of encoding vectors?

Matlab plots

Can I get rid of all that whitespace around a plot?

Additional help

Where do I find more complete documentation?

Is there a person I can ask a question about Nengo?