The INCF/OCNS Software Working Group

Dev session: Rick Gerkin: SciUnit


Rick Gerkin will introduce the SciUnit framework and discuss its development in this dev session.

The abstract for the talk is below:

SciUnit is a discipline-agnostic framework for model validation, handling all of the testing workflow by using a implementation-independent interface to models. SciUnit also contains code for visualization of model results, and command line tools for incorporating testing into continuous integration workflows.

SciUnit is used in model validation in neuroscience via NeuronUnit, which implements an interface to several simulators and model description languages, handles test calculations according to domain standards, and enables automated construction of tests based on data from several major public data repositories.