Topographica iconTopographica 0.9.8

A general-purpose neural simulator focusing on topographic maps
Topographica is a software package for computational modeling of neural maps. The goal is to help researchers understand brain function at the level of the topographic maps that make up sensory and motor systems.

Topographica's full documentation can be found at


Topographica requires NumPy and PIL. We strongly recommend that you also install MatPlotLib so you can access all Topographica's plots, as well as Gmpy and Weave (available as part of SciPy) for optimum performance.

Once you have the prerequisites, you should be able to install Topographica system-wide with a command like sudo python install, or into your user directory with python install --user.

Note that this package is not yet fully tested; please see for official releases.

last updated on:
July 11th, 2010, 17:42 GMT
developed by:
Topographica Developers
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
ROOT \ Education


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What's New in version 0.9.7a
  • General improvements:
  • now supports Python 2.6
  • significantly reduced memory consumption (35% less for lissom.ty)
  • minor bugfixes
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