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       genesis - GEneral NEural SImulation System


       genesis [simulation]


       This  manual  page  was  written  for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution
       because the original program does not have a manual page.  Instead,  it
       has ASCII and HTML documentation (installed in /usr/share/doc/genesis).

       GENESIS is a general purpose simulation platform which was developed to
       support the simulation of neural systems ranging from complex models of
       single neurons to  simulations  of  large  networks  made  up  of  more
       abstract  neuronal  components.   GENESIS  has  provided  the basis for
       laboratory courses in neural simulation at both Caltech and the  Marine
       Biological   Laboratory  in  Woods  Hole,  MA.   Most  current  GENESIS
       applications  involve  realistic  simulations  of   biological   neural
       systems.   Although the software can also model more abstract networks,
       other simulators are more  suitable  for  backpropagation  and  similar
       connectionist modeling.


       You  may  specify the name of a simulation to load (usually from a file
       ending with  a  '.g'  extension).   GENESIS  will  search  the  current
       directory, and all directories in your SIMPATH.  (set in .simrc )


       .simrc GENESIS   will  search  your  home  directory  and  the  current
              directory for a '.simrc'  file,  containing  some  configuration
              parameters  (most  notably  its search paths).  You can copy one
              with reasonable defaults from /usr/share/genesis/startup/simrc


       The programs are documented fully by the reference manual, available in


       This  manual  page was written by Matt Zimmerman <>, for
       the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).