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Re: *cochlea*: inner ear models in Python

As one who switched to Python as my full-time scientific environment 
years ago, I am very happy to see its well-deserved increase in popularity.


On 08/20/2014 07:08 AM, Dr. Lowel P. O'Mard wrote:
> 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.
> Sincere regards,
> ...Lowel.

Christopher Brown, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept of Communication Science and Disorders
University of Pittsburgh
4033 Forbes Tower
Pittsburgh, PA  15260