Welcome to SINABS’s documentation!¶
Sinabs Is Not A Brain Simulator
sinabs is a python library for development and implementation of Spiking Convolutional Neural Networks (SCNNs).
The library implements several layers that are
spiking equivalents of CNN layers.
In addition it provides support to import CNN models implemented in torch conveniently to test their
spiking equivalent implementation.
This project is managed by SynSense (former aiCTX AG).
NOTE: The conversion of CNNs to SCNNs is still a subject of research and we strive to keep the library updated to the state-of-the art in addition to providing options to compare various approaches both at a high level abstraction to low level implementation details.
NOTE: This library is in Beta release stage and is subject to API changes.
You can install
sinabs with pip:
pip install sinabs
Checkout our quick instructional on how to create a project based on
sinabs within a virtual environment using pyenv+pipenv
If you want to develop or have access to source code of
sinabs, download the package from the git repository:
$ cd <to/your/software/folder> $ git clone https://gitlab.com/aiCTX/sinabs.git> $ cd sinabs $ pip install -e . --user
For developers, we recommend that you install this package as a development version so that you can update the package without reinstalling the package.
Documentation and Examples¶
If you would like to generate documentation locally, you can do that using
REQUIREMENT You will require
pandoc installed on your system.
You can generate a sphinx documentation for this package by running the the following command.
$ cd /path/to/sinabs/ $ pip install -r sphinx-requirements.txt $ python setup.py build_sphinx
This will build and auto generate html documentation at
You can access the generated documentation in your browser.
$ firefox docs/build/html/index.html
sinabs is published under AGPL v3.0. See the LICENSE file for details.
Table of contents¶
- How To Guide
- Contributing to sinabs