User Guide for EONS V1.*

Main Description

Eons v1.* consists in a graphical interface that allows you to control the elements that comprise a glutamatergic synapse. When EONS opens up, an introduction panel is showed. This panel provides a basic explanation of the layout used in EONS.


Eons is designed as a series of tabbed panels. Each panel corresponds to a specific characteristic of the synapse or the simulation. Each panel is then subdivided into subpanels that allow precise control over the different elements of the synapse / simulation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to save the graphs?

You can save the graphs by right-clicking on the graph you are interested in and selecting the “Save As” option. The graphs will be saved in the PNG format (Portable Network Graphics).

How to modify the Y range of the graphs?

You can modify the properties of the chart by right-clicking on the graph you are interested in and selecting the “Properties…” option. Then:

  • Select the “Plot” panel to access the properties of the plot.
  • Select the “Range Axis” to access the properties of the Y axis
  • Select the “Range” subpanel
  • Uncheck the “Auto-adjust Range” checkbox
  • Enter new range values
  • Click “OK” to accept the changes

How to retrieve the data that corresponds to those graphs?

You can access the data by right-clicking on the graph you are interested in and selecting “View Dataset”.
A new window should appear. This window contains all the values of all the parameters corresponding to the graph you clicked on. You can copy the content of this window and paste it in an excel file.
Here are the steps to do so:

  • Click in the window containing the dataset
  • Press “CRTL + A”. The content of the window should now be highlighted (A stands for ‘ALL’ as in ‘select all’).
  • Press “CTRL + C”. The content that was selected is now copied on the clipboard.
  • Open a new Excel spreadsheet
  • Press “CTRL + V”. The content of the clipboard is now pasted into the spreadsheet.
  • You can now view the values corresponding to the selected element in Excel, and compare these values to other elements, or the same element during a different simulation.

How to retrieve and print out the simulation results, meaning those graphs in the JAVA window?

The graphs located in the results window allow for a direct visualization of your results. You can print those graphs if you right-click on the graph and select the “Print” option. You can also save them as images by selecting the “Save As” option.