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  • future releases
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Bug Reports

FlySiesta has been written in Matlab 2007b on a Windows (XP and Vista) platform. It is my hope that it will also work in newer (and maybe older) versions of Matlab, and on other platforms, but this has not been tested yet.

If you encounter any bugs or error messages while using the program, please post it on the FlySiesta Google Group, or write me. If possible, please include the error message (the red message in the Matlab Command window), what you did when it occurred, which version of FlySiesta and of Matlab you are using, and the operating system.


If you are proficient in Matlab programming and have made improvements to the code, please contact me and/or send me the code, so that we can incorporate it into the next release. Help in developing FlySiesta is gratefully received!

Copyright and citing

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.

If you publish or present results that are based, or have made use of any part of the program, please acknowledge FlySiesta and cite:

Sorribes A, Armendariz BG, Lopez-Pigozzi D, Murga C, de Polavieja GG (2011) The Origin of Behavioral Bursts in Decision-Making Circuitry. PLoS Comput Biol 7(6): e1002075. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002075

Direct link to the article:



This program would not have been possible, without the support of the following research funding agencies:
  • Comunidad de Madrid
    • Programa Personal Investigador de Apoyo
    • Programa Biociencia
  • The European Social Fund
  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
  • Ministerio de Ciencia e Inovacion
  • Ministerio de Sanidad
  • The Cardiovascular Network RECAVA
  • Eranet SysBio+


FlySiesta has been written by Amanda Sorribes, while at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, and at the Cajal Institute, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Spain.

We want to especially thank Beatriz G. Armendariz, for testing, feedback and the endless patience during the development period, as well as Diego Lopez-Pigozzi. A special thanks as well to Enrique Turiegano and Alicia Gonzalo for testing the 'basic' version of the program and for all the positive input and support.

Open Source Contributions

FlySiesta uses icons from the (great!)  "Silk" icon set, version 1.3, by Mark James.

For the tabs in some FlySiesta Applications I have used (with some modifications) "tabpanel" version 2.6, (c) by Elmar Tarajan.