Quick Start Visual C++ from Source

ADMB-12.0
Released December 21, 2017

ADMB source build and usage procedures for Windows and Visual C++ compilers.


Quick Start

Prerequisite — Visual Studio C++ is installed on the local computer.

Note — A free version is available go to Visual Studio Express.

  1. Download ADMB source

    • Download source distribution admb-12.0-src.zip.

    • Double click downloaded zip file and copy admb directory to C:\admb\>.

  2. Build ADMB source

    • Open Visual Studio Developer Command Prompt window

      • For Visual C++ 2015, Double click Developer Command Prompt for VS2015 in Visual Studio Tools.

      • For Visual C++ 2013, Double click Developer Command Prompt for VS2013 in Visual Studio Tools.

      • For Visual C++ 2012, Double click Developer Command Prompt for VS2012 in Visual Studio Tools.

    • In the Visual Studio Developer Command Prompt window, use the steps below to build ADMB.

      • Change to admb directory.

        C:\> cd admb
        
      • To build ADMB, use the commands below.

        C:\admb\> nmake
        
      • If debug symbols are needed, use the command below.

        C:\admb\> nmake debug
        
      • Close Visual Studio Developer Command Prompt window.

  3. Use ADMB

    • Using Windows Explorer, double click the ADMB Command Prompt shortcut located in C:\admb>.

    • In the ADMB Command Prompt window, use the steps below to build and run the simple example.

    • Change to simple example directory.

      C:\> cd admb\examples\admb\simple
      
    • Build simple example.

      C:\admb\examples\admb\simple\> admb simple
      
    • Run simple example.

      C:\admb\examples\admb\simple\> simple
      
    • Read manuals for more information.


For help and support, contact users@admb-project.org.