SpineML The Spiking Neural Mark-up Language


NOTE: We recommend you build SpineCreator yourself; we don’t have the resource to provide binary packages. It’s not too hard either for Linux or Mac

The latest binary release of the SpineML toolchain was made in January

  1. We provide packages for Mac, Debian and Ubuntu.

NOTE: we recommend compiling from the GitHub source rather than using the packages


The Mac installation package is available here: https://github.com/SpineML/SpineCreator/releases/


Debian packages are available for Jessie (Debian 8) and unstable (a.k.a. Debian Sid). Download the 4 .deb files for your architecture (amd64 for 64 bit; i386 for 32 bit).

Debian Jessie debs are here

Unstable/sid debs are here

Note: These are stored on a non-commercial web server which does not have a commercially signed SSL certificate; you will have to Okay some security warnings to access the files!

Now install the 4 .deb files:

sudo dpkg -i brahms_0.8.0-1_amd64.deb spineml-preflight_0.1.0-1_amd64.deb spineml-2-brahms_1.1.0-1_amd64.deb spinecreator_0.9.6-1_amd64.deb


Ubuntu packages for Ubuntu versions 14.04 (trusty) and above are available from the following Personal Package Archive: https://launchpad.net/~sebjames/+archive/ubuntu/spineml

To install, open a terminal and do the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sebjames/spineml
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install spinecreator

A note about Windows

Unfortunately, we don’t have the resources to prepare Windows builds of SpineCreator and SpineML-2-BRAHMS, although some work has been carried out towards this goal. If you’re interested in making Windows builds, please contact Seb James.