Quick Start Unix

Released December 21, 2017

Installing and using ADMB from binary zip distributions for Unix operating systems such as Linux, MacOS, Solaris and BSD.


The following programs are required to be installed on the local computer.

  • C++ compiler

    Supported C++ Compilers for Unix

    • GNU C++
    • Intel C++ Compiler
    • Oracle Solaris Studio
  • GNU stream editor (sed)

Note — For MacOS, install XCode with command line tools includes all the prerequistes.

Quick Start

  1. Open a Terminal window

  2. Download ADMB

    Download binary zip distribution

    Use the command below to extract contents of zip file to ~/admb/.

    For Ubuntu 14 (64Bit),

        [~]$ unzip admb-12.0-ubuntu14-64bit.zip

    For Ubuntu 16 (64Bit),

        [~]$ unzip admb-12.0-ubuntu16-64bit.zip

    For Fedora 25 (64Bit),

        [~]$ unzip admb-12.0-fedora25-gcc5.1-64bit.zip

    For Fedora 25 (32Bit),

        [~]$ unzip admb-12.0-fedora25-gcc5.1-32bit.zip

    For Centos 6 and Oracle Solaris Studio 12.5 (64Bit),

        [~]$ unzip admb-12.0-centos6-solarisstudio12.5-64bit.zip

    For Centos 6 and Intel C++ Compiler 2017 (64Bit),

        [~]$ unzip admb-12.0-centos6-intelicpc2017-64bit.zip
  3. Use ADMB

    In the Terminal window, use the steps below to build and run the simple example.

    Change to simple example directory.

        [~]$ cd admb/examples/admb/simple

    Build simple example.

        [~/admb/examples/admb/simple/]$ ~/admb/admb simple.tpl

    For building with MinGW or Cygwin shells, use the ‘admb.sh’ script.

        [~/admb/examples/admb/simple/]$ ~/admb/admb.sh simple.tpl

    Run simple example.

        [~/admb/examples/admb/simple/]$ ./simple

    Read manuals for more information.

  4. Optional — Multi-User Installation

    Installs binary distribution folder to /usr/local/ as super-user.

        [~/admb/]$ sudo make install

    Build and run the simple example without the directory prefix.

        [~]$ cd admb/examples/admb/simple
        [~/admb/examples/admb/simple/]$ admb simple.tpl
        [~/admb/examples/admb/simple/]$ ./simple

    If unable to build simple example, then use the Manual Installation below.

    Alternative — Manual Installation

    Copy binary distribution folder to /usr/local/ as super-user.

        [~]$ sudo cp -Rvf admb /usr/local/admb

    Create symlink to main admb script. Directory /usr/local/bin/ should already exist.

        [~]$ sudo ln -sf /usr/local/admb/admb /usr/local/bin/admb

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