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Python toolkit for analysis, visualization, and comparison of spike sorting output

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SpikeInterface: a unified framework for spike sorting

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SpikeInterface is a Python framework designed to unify preexisting spike sorting technologies into a single code base.

spikeinterface version 0.90:

  • breaks backward compatibility with 0.10/0.11/0.12/0.13 series.
  • has been first released in July 2021 (0.90.0)
  • is not a meta-package anymore
  • it doesn't depend on spikeextractors/spiketoolkit/spikesorters/spikecomparison/spikewidgets anymore

Please have a look at the eLife paper that describes in detail this project

You can also have a look at the spikeinterface-gui.


All documentation for spikeinterface 0.90 can be found here.

Documentation of current API release 0.12.0 is here.

How to install new SI version (0.90)

You can install the new spikeinterface version with pip:

pip install spikeinterface==0.90

To get the latest updates, you can install spikeinterface from sources:

git clone
cd spikeinterface
python install (or develop)
cd ..

To install the olde spikeinterface API, you can use pip and point to the old version:

pip install spikeinterface==0.13


If you find SpikeInterface useful in your research, please cite:

  title={SpikeInterface, a unified framework for spike sorting},
  author={Buccino, Alessio Paolo and Hurwitz, Cole Lincoln and Garcia, Samuel and Magland, Jeremy and Siegle, Joshua H and Hurwitz, Roger and Hennig, Matthias H},
  publisher={eLife Sciences Publications Limited}

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