Re: *cochlea*: inner ear models in Python ("Brown, Christopher A" )

Subject: Re: *cochlea*: inner ear models in Python
From:    "Brown, Christopher A"  <cbrown1@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:46:22 -0400

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. -Chris 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: > 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

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