Brion  1.5.0
The Blue Brain C++ I/O library
Brion Documentation

Welcome to Brion, a C++ library for read and write access to Blue Brain data structures, including BlueConfig/CircuitConfig, Circuit, CompartmentReport, Mesh, Morphology, Synapse and Target files.

Brion can be retrieved by cloning the source code.


Brion provides the following major features:


1 git clone
2 cd Brion
3 make


To keep track of the changes between releases check the changelog.


Brion is a cross-platform library, designed to run on any modern operating system, including all Unix variants. Brion uses CMake to create a platform-specific build environment. The following platforms and build environments are tested:

  • Linux: Ubuntu 14.04 and RHEL 6 (Makefile, i386, x64)

The latest API documentation can be found on