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Stimfit specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_26143
Name Stimfit
Software type Application/Script
Interface Graphical user interface
Restrictions to use None
Input format ABF,ATF,AXG,CFS
Output format CFS,GDF,HDF5,IBW
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages C, C++, Python, Shell (Bash)
License GNU General Public License version 2.0
Computer skills Medium
Version 0.15.4
Stability Stable
NumPy, SciPy
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Christoph Schmidt-Hieber

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Hippocampal LTP and contextual learning require surface diffusion of AMPA receptors

PMCID: 5683353
PMID: 28902836
DOI: 10.1038/nature23658

[…] g values for further optimization by the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm.Throughout the paper, for clear presentation the stimulus artefact was blanked out. Slice electrophysiology data was analysed in Stimfit v0.13 ( using custom python modules (see ). […]


Sound Evoked Activity Influences Myelination of Brainstem Axons in the Trapezoid Body

PMCID: 5566870
PMID: 28760859
DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3728-16.2017

[…] used. Normality was tested by the Shapiro–Wilk test. Differences were considered statistically significant at p < 0.05. Intrinsic properties as well as PSC amplitudes and kinetics were analyzed using Stimfit software (). For data acquired with patch-clamp recording (,) or in vivo single-unit recording (see ); n is the number of neurons, with one cell per brain slice (to enable anatomical reconstru […]


AMPA receptor specific biogenesis complexes control synaptic transmission and intellectual ability

Nat Commun
PMCID: 5500892
PMID: 28675162
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15910

[…] ain slices obtained from at least three different animals from three different pups; recordings from virally transduced and non-infected control cells were performed in the same slices.Data analysis. Stimfit 0.9 software and Igor Pro (WaveMetrics, USA) were used to analyse data from spontaneous and evoked EPSCs. The rise time 20–80% was determined as the time interval between the points correspond […]


Compromised neuroplasticity in cigarette smokers under nicotine withdrawal is restituted by the nicotinic α4β2 receptor partial agonist varenicline

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5431184
PMID: 28469204
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-01428-6

[…] c comparisons were conducted using Student’s t-tests (paired samples, two-tailed, p < 0.05, not corrected for multiple comparisons).EMG measures were analyzed using custom python scripts based on the Stimfit library (version 0.14; available open source Statistical analysis was carried out with SPSS (version 23.0, IBM Corp.). […]


Silent synapses generate sparse and orthogonal action potential firing in adult born hippocampal granule cells

PMCID: 5580881
PMID: 28826488
DOI: 10.7554/eLife.23612.014

[…] 1 (WaveMetrics, Lake Oswego, Oregon) and the CFS library support from CED (Cambridge Electronic Design, Cambridge, UK). Data analysis was performed using the custom made open source analysis software Stimfit (, ) and Mathematica 10 (Wolfram Research, US). As newborn DCX-positive granule cells show a remarkably high input resistance (typical range 1.5–10 GΩ), the […]


Somatostatin positive interneurons in the dentate gyrus of mice provide local and long range septal synaptic inhibition

PMCID: 5395294
PMID: 28368242
DOI: 10.7554/eLife.21105.022
call_split See protocol

[…] = (A τ1 + B τ2) / (A + B)]. Peak amplitudes were measured in relation to the preceding baseline in a 5–10 ms time window after the onset of stimulation. Data were analyzed using custom made software (Stimfit 0.13.2,, courtesy of C. Schmidt-Hieber, University College London, UK).Statistical analysis was performed using SigmaPlot 11 (Systat Software Inc., IL, USA) […]

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Stimfit institution(s)
Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria; Institute for Biomedical Research, University College London, London, UK; Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, University College London, London, UK
Stimfit funding source(s)
Supported by grants from the European Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation; the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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