unit_conversion

Command: unit_conversion


Description

Some SLI functions and tools expect numerical arguments which carry SI units.
function/tool expected unit
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Simulate ms
current generators pA
voltmeters mV
ac_generator Hz

As SLI does not know any unit conversion scheme numerical values
need to be specified in the appropriate units. However it improves
readability if a hint to the unit is specified in the program code
such as "333 pA" instead of just "333".
Furthermore it may be convenient to have other units converted to the
ones expected by the routines. (For example "ms" converts from milliseconds
to timesteps taking into account the current network resolution see
example below.)

The following conversion factors are known (developers: please add others in
nest-init.sli as required):
ms pA mV Hz spikes

File
lib/sli/nest-init.sli
Author
(unknown) documented by Ruediger Kupper 18-jul-2003

Availability
This is just a description. unit_conversion is no SLI command.
Examples

The following call always simulates 1000 ms of network time

1000 ms Simulate

SeeAlso