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⚡ Neural

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A ChatGPT Vim plugin, an OpenAI Neovim plugin, and so much more! Neural integrates various machine learning tools so you can let AI write code for you in Vim/Neovim, among other helpful things.

🌟 Features

  • Generate text easily :Neural write a story
  • Support for multiple machine learning models
  • Focused on privacy and avoiding leaking data to third parties
  • Easily ask AI to explain code or paragraphs :NeuralExplain
  • Compatible with Vim 8.0+ & Neovim 0.8+
  • Supported on Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows
  • Only dependency is Python 3.7+

Experience lightning-fast code generation and completion with asynchronous streaming.

Edit any kind of text document. It can be used to generate Python docstrings, fix comments spelling/grammar mistakes, generate ideas and much more. See examples from OpenAI for a start.

🔌 Plugin Integrations

If the following plugins are installed, Neural will detect them and start using them for a better experience.

đŸĒ„ Installation

Add Neural to your runtime path in the usual ways.

If you have trouble reading :help neural, try the following.

packloadall | silent! helptags ALL

Vim packload:

git clone --depth 1 ~/.vim/pack/git-plugins/start/neural

Neovim packload:

git clone --depth 1 ~/.local/share/nvim/site/pack/git-plugins/start/neural

Windows packload:

git clone --depth 1 ~/vimfiles/pack/git-plugins/start/neural


Plug 'dense-analysis/neural'
    Plug 'muniftanjim/nui.nvim'
    Plug 'elpiloto/significant.nvim'


Plugin 'dense-analysis/neural'

🚀 Usage

You will need to configure a third party machine learning tool for Neural to interact with. OpenAI is Neural's default data source, and one of the easiest to configure.

You will need to obtain an OpenAI API key. Once you have your key, configure Neural to use that key, whether in a Vim script or in a Lua config.

" Configure Neural like so in Vimscript
let g:neural = {
\   'source': {
\       'openai': {
\           'api_key': $OPENAI_API_KEY,
\       },
\   },
-- Configure Neural like so in Lua
    source = {
        openai = {
            api_key = vim.env.OPENAI_API_KEY,

Try typing :Neural say hello, and if all goes well the machine learning tool will say "hello" to you in the current buffer. Type :help neural to see the full documentation.

🛠ī¸ Commands


You can ask Neural to explain code or text by visually selecting it and running the :NeuralExplain command. You may also create a custom keybind for explaining a visual range with <Plug>(neural_explain).

Neural will make basic attempts to redact lines that appear to contain passwords or secrets. You may audit this code by reading autoload/neural/redact.vim


You can stop Neural from working by with the NeuralStop command. Unless another keybind for <C-c> (CTRL+C) is defined in normal mode, Neural will run the stop command by default when you enter that key combination. The default keybind can be disabled by setting g:neural.set_default_keybinds to any falsy value. You can set a keybind to stop Neural by mapping to <Plug>(neural_stop).

📜 Acknowledgements

Neural was created by Anexon, and is maintained by the Dense Analysis team.

Special thanks are due for the following individuals:

ℹī¸ Disclaimer

All input data will be sent to third party servers in order to query the machine learning models.

Language generation models based on the transformer architecture have shown strong performance on a variety of natural language tasks such as summarization, language translation and generating human-like text.

Open AI's Codex model has been fine-tuned for code generation tasks and can generate patterns and structures of programming languages using attention mechanisms to focus on specific parts of the input sequence.

🚨 Use generated code in production systems at your own risk!

Although the resulting output is usually syntactically valid, it must be carefully evaluated for correctness. Use a linting tool such as ALE to check your code for correctness.

📙 License

Neural is released under the MIT license. See LICENSE for more information.