How To Install nrniv on Ubuntu 22.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install nrniv on Ubuntu 22.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update nrniv.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install neuron

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is nrniv and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 22.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 22.04 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install nrniv on Ubuntu 22.04. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install nrniv using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install nrniv using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install neuron

Install nrniv using apt

Because nrniv is available in Ubuntu 22.04’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install nrniv using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install neuron

Install nrniv using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu 22.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install nrniv by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install neuron

How to upgrade (update) a single package nrniv using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the nrniv, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install neuron

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall nrniv from Ubuntu 22.04

To uninstall only the nrniv package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove neuron

Uninstall nrniv and all its dependencies

To uninstall nrniv and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 22.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove neuron

Remove nrniv with all configurations and data

To remove nrniv configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge neuron

Remove nrniv completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to nrniv package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge neuron

Extra info and code examples

NEURON is a simulation environment for modeling individual neurons and networks of neurons. It provides tools for conveniently building, managing, and using models in a way that is numerically sound and computationally efficient. It is particularly well-suited to problems that are closely linked to experimental data, especially those that involve cells with complex anatomical and biophysical properties. NEURON offers * "natural syntax," which allows them to specify model properties in familiar idioms * efficient and painless spatial and temporal discretization * several different, user-selectable numerical integration methods. * convenient user interface (interpreters + GUI) * user-extendable library of biophysical mechanisms


You now have a full guide on how to install nrniv using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the nrniv from Ubuntu 22.04.

See also:

How To Install nrniv on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install nrniv on Debian 11

How To Install nrniv on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install nrniv on Kali Linux

How To Install nrniv on CentOS 8

How To Install nrniv on Fedora 34