Package Details: nest 2.20.1-1

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Package Base: nest
Description: Simulator for spiking neural network models
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: brk0_0
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: adsun
Votes: 2
Popularity: 0.000057
First Submitted: 2016-01-07 16:12
Last Updated: 2020-12-02 20:32

Latest Comments

jakstu commented on 2020-10-17 21:01

this works, thanks a lot!

adsun commented on 2020-10-14 15:47

@jakstu fixed.

jakstu commented on 2020-10-14 13:43

Hi everybody, i have troubles using nest.

After installation I can import nest in python however the module seems to be pretty empty, i.e.



AttributeError: module 'nest' has no attribute 'ResetKernel'



only gives

Help on package nest:

NAME nest


FILE (built-in)

When using nest without python from Terminal I get an [INFO] message about with a path pointing in the source where I created the package ~/Downloads/nest/src/nest-simulator-2.20.0/nestkernel/rng_manager.cpp

Also at the end of compiling I received the warning

WARNING: Package contains reference to $srcdir

also when looking in my /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/nest the only thing there is Shouldn't there be more?

Can somebody help me with this? I couldn't find anything on this. Also playing around a bit with the PKGBUILD while looking into the Install guide didn't help me yet.

Thanks alot!

dercolamann commented on 2016-04-26 09:38


I got this error, when importing nest:

File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/nest/", line 53, in <module>
import lib.hl_api_helper as hl_api
ImportError: No module named 'lib'

Maybe there're some dependencies missing? I don't know, where lib.hl_api_helper should come from.

Edit: I was wrong. For some reason I had to add /usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/nest manually to the sys.path

Thanks for the package,


brk0_0 commented on 2016-01-08 12:10

Done! Thanks for the tip.

davidmcinnis commented on 2016-01-07 22:06

Hi, cool package.

Anyway, the hyperlink for the upstream URL points to:

You probably want it to point to:

Also, the software seems to build and install fine on my i686 laptop.