Bonsai: An event-based framework for processing and controlling data streams
Joana Pereira Neto,
Bassam V. Atallah,
Pavel M. Itskov,
Patrícia A. Correia,
Roberto E. Medina,
Joseph J. Paton,
Adam Raymond Kampff
Posted 02 Jul 2014
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/006791 (published DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2015.00007)
Posted 02 Jul 2014
The design of modern scientific experiments requires the control and monitoring of many parallel data streams. However, the serial execution of programming instructions in a computer makes it a challenge to develop software that can deal with the asynchronous, parallel nature of scientific data. Here we present Bonsai, a modular, high-performance, open-source visual programming framework for the acquisition and online processing of data streams. We describe Bonsai's core principles and architecture and demonstrate how it allows for flexible and rapid prototyping of integrated experimental designs in neuroscience. We specifically highlight different possible applications which require the combination of many different hardware and software components, including behaviour video tracking, electrophysiology and closed-loop control of stimulation parameters.
- Downloaded 2,341 times
- Download rankings, all-time:
- Site-wide: 5,998
- In neuroscience: 570
- Year to date:
- Site-wide: 36,336
- Since beginning of last month:
- Site-wide: 40,618
Downloads over time
Distribution of downloads per paper, site-wide
- 27 Nov 2020: The website and API now include results pulled from medRxiv as well as bioRxiv.
- 18 Dec 2019: We're pleased to announce PanLingua, a new tool that enables you to search for machine-translated bioRxiv preprints using more than 100 different languages.
- 21 May 2019: PLOS Biology has published a community page about Rxivist.org and its design.
- 10 May 2019: The paper analyzing the Rxivist dataset has been published at eLife.
- 1 Mar 2019: We now have summary statistics about bioRxiv downloads and submissions.
- 8 Feb 2019: Data from Altmetric is now available on the Rxivist details page for every preprint. Look for the "donut" under the download metrics.
- 30 Jan 2019: preLights has featured the Rxivist preprint and written about our findings.
- 22 Jan 2019: Nature just published an article about Rxivist and our data.
- 13 Jan 2019: The Rxivist preprint is live!