Describes the ADMB installation for Ubuntu operating system using Debian package manager dpkg.

Installation

Note — The installation will copy the admb script to /usr/local/bin and put the distribution in /usr/local/admb. It is no longer necessary to append the PATH or to set ADMB_HOME system variables.

  1. Download ADMB debian package

    ADMB Ubuntu14LTS 64Bit.deb

  2. Install ADMB using Debian package manager dpkg.

    $ sudo dpkg -i admb-latest-ubuntu14-64bit_11.1.deb
    

Quick Start

Procedure for building and running the ADMB simple example.

  1. Open Terminal, then type admb for Usage options.

    ~$ admb
    
    Builds AD Model Builder executable or library.
    
    Usage: admb [-c] [-d] [-g] [-r] [-f] model [src(s)]
    
    Options:
     -c     Build only object file(s) (.obj).
     -d     Build a shared library (.so).
     -g     Build with debug symbols.
     -r     Build with Random effects library (ADMB-RE).
     -f     Build with Fast optimized mode library (no bounds checking).
            By default, admb script builds with bounds checking.
     model  TPL file (ie simple.tpl or the filename simple with no .tpl
            extension)
     src(s) C/C++ Source file(s) containing classes, methods and variables that
            are used in model.
    
  2. Copy simple example to HOME directory.

    ~$ cp -R /usr/local/admb/examples/admb/simple .
    
  3. Must change to the copied simple directory .

    ~$ cd simple
    
  4. Build the simple example.

    ~/simple$ admb simple
    
    *** Parse: simple.tpl
    tpl2cpp simple
    
    *** Compile: simple.cpp
    g++ -c -O3 -I. -I"/usr/local/admb/include" -I"/usr/local/admb/contrib/include" -osimple.obj simple.cpp
    
    *** Linking: simple.obj 
    g++ -O3 -osimple simple.obj "/usr/local/admb/contrib/lib/libcontrib.a" "/usr/local/admb/lib/libadmb.a"
    
    Successfully built executable.
    
  5. Run the simple example.

    ~/simple$ ./simple
    
    Initial statistics: 2 variables; iteration 0; function evaluation 0; phase 1
    Function value   3.6493579e+01; maximum gradient component mag  -3.6127e+00
    Var   Value    Gradient   |Var   Value    Gradient   |Var   Value    Gradient   
      1  0.00000 -3.61269e+00 |  2  0.00000 -7.27814e-01 |
    
     - final statistics:
    2 variables; iteration 7; function evaluation 19
    Function value   1.4964e+01; maximum gradient component mag  -7.0014e-05
    Exit code = 1;  converg criter   1.0000e-04
    Var   Value    Gradient   |Var   Value    Gradient   |Var   Value    Gradient   
      1  1.90909 -7.00140e-05 |  2  4.07818 -2.08982e-05 |
    Estimating row 1 out of 2 for hessian
    Estimating row 2 out of 2 for hessian
    
  6. Consult the ADMB manuals for description of the simple output files.

Help

If help is needed, please email the ADMB users group users@admb-project.org.