1. NEMO
    1. Installation
      1. Prerequisites
      2. Installation of CHICKEN Scheme
      3. Installation of NEMO
    2. Source tarballs
    3. Precompiled executables
      1. Linux
      2. Mac OS X
    4. License

NEMO is an implementation of a layer oriented language for describing computational models of neuronal ionic currents.

It is capable of generating code for NEURON, NEST, GNU Octave and Matlab. It is distributed via the CHICKEN package distribution system.

Documentation on using NEMO is available at /eggref/4/nemo.

The NEMO source code can be viewed online at


In order to install NEMO, you must first install CHICKEN Scheme and then use the chicken-install program to download and compile NEMO.


You will need to obtain and install the CHICKEN Scheme compiler and programming environment. The latest official release is available from the following URL:

On Mac OS X, you will also need to install Xcode, because CHICKEN must be compiled with the gcc compiler. On Windows, you will need to install either one of the MinGW or Cygwin packages in order to obtain gcc.

Installation of CHICKEN Scheme

First, you will need to download the CHICKEN source archive from the above location, then unpack it and change to the directory extracted from the archive:

  tar zxf chicken-4.11.0.tar.gz
  cd chicken-4.11.0

Then, you need to compile and install:

Installation of NEMO

After CHICKEN Scheme has been successfully installed, NEMO can be installed using the chicken-install program:

 ~/chicken/bin/chicken-install nemo

On Windows, the tilde must be replaced with C:\\ or whichever drive you have installed CHICKEN on).

Source tarballs

Tarballs containing the source of NEMO along with all its dependencies.

Precompiled executables

Packages with precompiled NEMO executables are available for the platforms listed below. Please note that these may be out of date. The most recent version of nemo can always be obtained by installing with chicken-install.


Mac OS X


Copyright 2008-2016 Ivan Raikov.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at
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