Hi Etienne and Everybody,
Just to remind everybody that the Development System for Auditory Modelling (DSAM) RunDSAMSim application also provides a Python interface, and allows complete access to all of the models available in DSAM. No doubt "Cochlea*" is a worthy competitor to the DSAM RunDSAMSim application, as it seems to have similar functionality. The RunDSAMSim python interface links directly to the C/C++ DSAM library.
DSAM provides a flexible environment for both novice and advanced users to run auditory models on all platforms (Windows ™, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mac OS, etc.). It provides immediate access to auditory models such as the Zilany and Bruce (2006, 2007), Meddis et al. (2001) auditory nerve models and the Auditory Image Model (AIM) by Patterson et al. (2001). In all it provides seven different published auditory nerve models using both linear and non-linear basilar membrane frequency selectivity, including the DRNL and Gamma-Chirp models. It also provides several neural cell models including an ultra-fast implementation of the Hudgkin-Huxley neural cell which operates at 80% the speed of a simple point neuron model (the McGregor Model). Other auditory models, analysis functions, threaded processing and sound file support are also provided. A 320 page manual is available for DSAM that provides detailed information on how simulations can be created and controlled.
In 2012 DSAM joined the ever growing band of scientists who are turning to Python as their analysis and visualisation programming language. Because the standard Python “ctypes” foreign function library is used to create the interface DSAM can be run on any platform for which Python is available.
Self-installing packages (Windows[tm], Ubuntu and Fedora) for RunDSAMSim , SAMS , the DSAM_SDK and other source archives are available from the “Downloads” page of the DSAM website: http://dsam.org.uk
. The “Applications” page provides information on the afore mentioned application packages.