Install command:
brew install nest

Neural Simulation Tool (NEST) with Python3 bindings (PyNEST)

License: GPL-2.0-or-later

Formula JSON API: /api/formula/nest.json

Formula code: nest.rb on GitHub

Bottle (binary package) installation support provided for:

Apple Silicon sonoma
Intel sonoma
64-bit linux

Current versions:

stable 3.7

Depends on:

gsl 2.7.1 Numerical library for C and C++
libtool 2.4.7 Generic library support script
numpy 1.26.4 Package for scientific computing with Python
python@3.12 3.12.3 Interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language
readline 8.2.10 Library for command-line editing
libomp 18.1.6 LLVM's OpenMP runtime library

Depends on when building from source:

cmake 3.29.3 Cross-platform make
cython 3.0.10 Compiler for writing C extensions for the Python language
The PyNEST bindings and its dependencies are installed with the python@3.12 formula.
If you want to use PyNEST, use the Python interpreter from this path:


You may want to add this to your PATH.


Installs (30 days)
nest 143
Installs on Request (30 days)
nest 143
Build Errors (30 days)
nest 0
Installs (90 days)
nest 389
Installs on Request (90 days)
nest 389
Installs (365 days)
nest 1,594
nest --HEAD 2
Installs on Request (365 days)
nest 1,594
nest --HEAD 2
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