Using support scripts to install from github on command-line

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This page details how to use some of the scripts in the SupportScripts repository to perform a command-line install of the software from GitHub. This can be useful when e.g. installing the software on a server local to the SpiNNaker machine such as sands or spinn-test in order to test bigger networks than a local machine might be able to deal with sensibly.


It is recommended that this is done in a virtual environment.

First, clone the SupportScripts repository:

git clone

Next, run the install script:

bash SupportScripts/ 8 -y

Make sure you have installed the Python requirements, then run the setup script:

bash SupportScripts/

Now you can build the C code

bash SupportScripts/

To test this has worked, run e.g. in PyNN8Examples/examples.