ADMB Quick Start Windows

ADMB-12.2
Released July 31, 2020

Describe downloading, installing and using ADMB from binary release for Windows.


Alternative — To install from zip file, read QuickStartWindowsZip.

Quick Start

  1. Download

    Download installer admb-12.2-windows.exe which includes MinGW-w64 C++ compiler from Rtools-4.0.

  2. Install

    Double click downloaded installer file and follow prompts.

  3. Use ADMB

    In the Windows Start Menu, locate and double click ADMB-12.2 Command Prompt, then use the steps below to build and run the simple example.

    Change to simple example directory.

    C:\> cd \ADMB-12.2\examples\admb\simple
    

    Build simple example.

    C:\ADMB-12.2\examples\admb\simple> admb simple.tpl
    

    Run simple example.

    C:\ADMB-12.2\examples\admb\simple> simple.exe
    

    Read manuals for more information.

  4. OptionalConfigure PATH

    An alternative to using the ADMB-12.2 Command Prompt is to add the ADMB directories C:\ADMB-12.2\bin and C:\ADMB-12.2\utilities to the system enviroment PATH variable. This will allow admb to be used in every Windows Command Prompt.

AD Studio

Alternatively, install AD Studio, a dedicated environment for developing ADMB and TMB models. It uses the C++ compiler from Rtools and has especially good support for R, LaTeX, Markdown, GDB, and Git.

AD Studio 1.0 comes with ADMB 12.0, which is one version older than 12.1.

Help

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


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