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How to get started:

  • You will need to install MATLAB on your computer. If you're at the University of Virginia, then you can follow these links for installation help:

  • Once MATLAB is installed, you will need to install xolotl. Although xolotl is written in C++, the program is designed to run in the MATLAB environment. To install xolotl, follow these instructions:

    • Installing xolotl:

      • Open up Matlab.

      • ​Once open, go to the Apps tab on top.

      • Open up Get More Apps to get the Add-On Explorer. Search for Xolotl in the upper right search tool. Install the following two apps that are found:​​

        • ​xolotl neuron and network simulator 

        • cpplab

      • Next, download:

        • for mac: (link)

        • for PCs: (link)
        • Uncompress the folder in C:\Users\you\Documents\MATLAB​

        • (link)

          • Uncompress the folder onto your desktop​.

          • Within Matlab, open up the set_xolotl_beenhakker_class.m file in the uncompressed xolotl_class folder and run it.

    • If MATLAB, MATLAB Toolboxes, and Compilers have been installed, watch all the pop-ups and wait until the interface for xolotlAPP pops up.

    • Once 

    • When you open up MATLAB you should be able to run runXolotlRun.m to complete the exercises.

    • If all else fails, then go here to install.

 Follow this link to the exercises.​

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