logo ModECI Model Description Format (MDF)

MDF is an open source, community-supported standard and associated library of tools for expressing computational models in a form that allows them to be exchanged between diverse programming languages and execution environments. The overarching aim is to provide a common format for models across computational neuroscience, cognitive science and machine learning.

It consists of a specification for expressing models in serialized form (currently JSON, YAML or BSON representations, though others such as HDF5 are planned) and a set of Python tools for implementing a model described using MDF. The serialized formats can be used when importing a model into a supported target environment to execute it; and, conversely, when exporting a model built in a supported environment so that it can be re-used in other environments.



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