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  • The easiest way to start using ADMB in Windows is to install ADMB-IDE, which sets up ADMB with an editor, compiler, and debugger.
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Precompiled binaries and the source distribution can be downloaded from the downloads tab of this website.

Installation from Binary Distributions

Note: the instructions linked below are for ADMB version 11.0. Version 11.1 is currently being prepared (as of April, 2013) and will have a simpler installation process described at

If you have problems with installation, please write to with information about your operating system, the version of ADMB you're trying to install, and what error messages or other problems you had.

Installation instructions are available for the following combinations of operating system and compiler.




Installation from Source Code

To install ADMB from source code, please see the file README.txt (which is also included with the source code itself)