This page documents various conventions in use in NeuroML.
In general, please prefer underscores
_ instead of spaces wherever possible, in filenames and ids.
When naming different NeuroML files, we suggest the following suffixes:
channel.nmlfor NeuroML files describing ion channels, for example:
cell.nmlfor NeuroML files describing cells, for example:
synapse.nmlfor NeuroML files describing synapses, for example:
net.nmlfor NeuroML files describing networks of cells, for example:
For LEMS files that describe simulations of NeuroML models (“LEMS Simulation files”), we suggest that:
file names start with the
file names end in
When naming segments in multi-compartmental neuron models, we suggest the following prefixes:
axon_for axonal segments
dend_for dendritic segments
soma_for somatic segments
There are 3 specific recommended names for segment groups which contain ALL of the somatic, dendritic or axonal segments
axon_groupfor the group of all axonal segments
dend_groupfor the group of all dendritic segments
soma_groupfor the group of all somatic segments
Ideally every segment should be a member of one and only one of these groups.